Walking & Writing the South West Coast Path

Joan Harthan, PhD

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Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
27th January 2020
Author | Storytelling | Hiking | Walking

Joan finished walking the entire South West Coast Path (630 miles), from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset, in 2018. She will entertain you, not only with stories and photographs of the landscape and chance encounters, but also with tales of the fictional characters who accosted her along the way. Unsavoury characters who demanded that their stories be told in her series of books Twisted Tales of the South West Coast Path. Copies of her Twisted Tales collection will be on sale after the talk.

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About Joan Harthan, PhD

Joan is an Author and Dream Worker/Interpreter. She is a retired Lecturer from The University of Nottingham and is an experienced speaker for audiences of all sizes and ages. She has been working in the field of dreams for over thirty years. An active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, she has presented at conferences in America and Europe and contributes articles to various magazines.

She began her writing career whilst still working but in 2011 took early retirement to write full time. To date she has published thirteen books - seven non-fiction titles (including books to help those wishing to explore their own dreams) and six fiction titles.

She also facilitates Saddleworth Writers’ Group.

For more information, visit her author page on Amazon or her website at www.docdreamuk.com

She offers a variety of talks and workshops. Below are just some of the areas covered:


  • Dream Interpretation (talks and workshops).
  • Lucid Dreams, Precognitive Dreams, Spiritual Dreams
  • The Gift of Nightmares
  • Using Dreams to Change Your Life
  • Shamanic Dreaming (workshop)
  • Using Dreams as a Creative Resource (workshops)


  • My Career as a Successful Indie Author
  • Walking & Writing the South West Coast Path
  • Creative Writing (workshops)

Expenses (and fee if applicable) are dependent on locality and travel time.

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