Inspiring Nature Writer or Poet Wanted

By bellmannews / May 27, 2022

From Mearns Coastal Healthy Living Network –

Nonfiction nature writer or poet sought to deliver writing workshops on the lived experience of wellbeing and the sublime in the natural world.

Lead artist Carrie Fertig has partnered with Mearns and Coastal Healthy Living Network (MCHLN) to bring a programme of arts activity to their clients, volunteers, and staff. The remit of MCHLN is to support the wellbeing of people age 50+ in Kincardineshire and the Mearns. Clients range in age from early 50s to early nineties.

Health of the Sublime in the Mearns is a two-year project focusing on the lived experience of wellbeing and the sublime in the natural world and the direct threat to that lived experience posed by climate change.

Writing or poetry workshops led by a commissioned writer or poet are an integral part of this two-year project. The aim is to help focus on the experience of wellbeing and the sublime in the natural world and express it creatively through words, audio, video, sculpture, and virtual reality.

Health of the Sublime in the Mearns addresses social isolation, climate crisis, rurality, equalities, inclusion, diversity, and digital disenfranchisement through a two-year programme of creative activity.

Full details of the project and of the commissioned writer’s post are available online.