The Fern Ticket

Written during my year as writer-in-residence for Forestry England   The Fern Ticket I *In the Forest of Dean, to have had your first amourous experience in the forest was to get your ‘fern ticket’   A taboo so sweet A myth so endearing A lover’s retreat A comfortable clearing Where prying eyes need not …

Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world Panel Discussion

How do female writers portray nature in works of fiction and essays? How does culture color that perspective? Nature writing has long been the domain of primarily white male writers. Today, women are staking their claim on the genre in original ways. How does their perspective enrich what the Scottish author Kathleen Jamie has called …