Developing nature writing
As part of our series on nature writing, including our Nature Writing Seminar and workshops in Munich, we are offering 6 ambitious young writers from the UK and Germany the chance to take part in our Writing Nature Scholarship programme.
Earlier this year, we received an impressive number of over 90 applications from striking young writers with backgrounds in fiction writing, creative non-fiction, journalism, poetry, science, mental health and much more. We were delighted to award the scholarship to the following three British and three German writers: Dan Ryder, Polly Roberts, Katie Harrison, Sophia Klink, Monika Schuster and Hanna Lisa Paetow. Congratulations all!
We'll be publishing their work soon so make sure to follow us on Twitter for updates.
Introducing Nature Writing at #BritLitMunich
As the first step in the scholarship programme, our writers came together to take part in an introductory workshop and participate at our British Council Nature Writing seminar. Hear how they experienced their times in Munich:
"It was so beautiful to be surrounded by the words of fellow nature writers; the way they think and talk and see felt familiar, enthralling, enlightening and inspiring. I wish I could live surrounded by these ideas, conversations and emotions around nature [...]" - Polly Roberts
Nature Writing Scholarship trip to Bremen
During the hot summer months, our scholarship holders have continuously worked on their texts and received guidance and feedback from expert Torsten Schäfer. We were delighted to invite them to Bremen for a week this October to hear more about their experience of working in nature writing and offer them the opportunity to develop their creative writing further.
'There is no doubt that nature affects us all, so how do we get more people to listen to her story?' - Katie Harrison