Creative Writing with Gems in the Dunes


A course of 3 creative writing workshops inspired by the rare creatures of the Sefton coastal dunes -  toads, lizards and beetles. It may sound like a list from a wizard’s spell book, and we may consider these creatures to be alien and strange. But are they really so different from us?


The workshops are free and will be held online by live video


Relax and be inspired

Learn fascinating information about these protected species from Gems in the Dunes experts Fiona and Andrew. Alongside the facts, allow myths, symbols, and your own imagination to create meaning and magic with words. You will be guided through creative writing activities by Hazel Mutch who aims to bring you exciting animal encounters, all from the comfort of your own home.


No creative writing experience necessary

Come away with a deeper knowledge of the coast, the fruits of your own creativity, and writing tips and ideas. If you enjoy writing you’ll be inspired. If you’re new to writing you’ll surprise yourself. You will be writing for yourself and for the enjoyment of it, although there will also be a chance for anyone to share their writing on a purely voluntary basis.


Monday 26th April 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Night Singing

Expressing our unique voices. Inspired by the Natterjack Toad


Sunday 9th May 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Shyness and Swagger

A creative exploration of opposites. Inspired by the Sand Lizard


Monday 24th May 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Moving Mountains

Reflecting on the power of small things. Inspired by the Northern Dune Tiger Beetle

To book a place, please contact the team at [email protected]. A link for the Zoom session will be sent upon confirmation. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!