Animal Writing

Helen Stockton


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £75 including expenses if under an hour's travel
Category:
Nature
Updated:
14th March 2019
Tagged:
Life Stories | Animals | Pets | Light-Hearted

As a child, my earliest published work was a poem about a fox. I’ve always been interested in animals,the natural worldand writing,and I’ve been shortlisted twice in national writing competitions with wildlife as the theme, and once for a children’s story about a dog. But this is not just a talk about my writing. It includes references to those that have inspired me: Gerald Durrell, Michael Bond, John Keats, Mark Cocker and Helen Mcdonald, to name just a few. Our relationship with animals and the natural world is complex, and exploring it in writing is challenging but, ultimately, uplifting.

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About Helen Stockton

I am a freelance writer, best known for writing as my dog, an idiosyncratic, elderly and badly behaved Border Terrier. He has his own blog, magazine column, Twitter and Facebook accounts, together with two books written in his own voice. I have a second dog, also a Border Terrier, who is finding his way as a literary apprentice. I am a speaker, included by West Kent and East Sussex WIs, in their speakers' directories, and offer a range of talks about writing and animal writing, although the most popular is 'Rolo the Border Terrier, a Literary Dog'! I am a eloquent, engaging and entertaining speaker, happy delivering to small or large groups, by advanced pre-booking, or a relatively short notice subject to availibility. Check out my website for details of my talks and testimonials. www.helenstockton.co.uk/speaking


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