Alison Lock - Poet, Writer

'Like a gentle voice in your ear, these poems speak of love 
and life and pain and war with words so precisely-chosen 
they will make you tremble' - Laura Sheridan.

Dancing with Words: Life Writing Inspired by Movement 

'The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word'. Mata Hari.
Using simple forms of movement, we will explore our stories and set off on our creative writing journeys. Nurturing and deepening our experience through awareness exercises and walking meditations through the beautiful gardens of Woodbrooke, we will begin to write our stories and poems. No previous experience necessary.
Feedback from previous courses: ‘Sustaining empathy and understanding’. ‘Steady, unhurried pace..’

26.09.18 - 28.09.18

Woodbrooke, Birmingham

with Ann Bettys

Dancing with Words

New date for 2019 to be announced:

Hedd Wen Peace Garden

A day of creative writing inspired by movement.

Using simple forms of movement we will explore our stories and begin our creative writing journey. In the afternoon we shall walk in the beautiful garden of Hedd Wen and beyond (depending on weather) taking our words with us, nurturing and deepening our experience in the natural world, and returning to write our stories or poems.

Ty Gwyn

Kiln Road




I also work with Anna Levin to run courses on nature-writing and life-writing. Our last workshop in Scotland was very successful and we hope to do many more.


Feedback from Writing and Movement course -  Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, April 2015.
'Sustaining empathy and understanding'.
'Steady unhurried pace but getting through the course content'.
'I found the movement sessions complemented the day'.