Roselle Angwin was born in Cornwall and has lived most of her life in Devon. She read Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic at Cambridge, and followed this with a training in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
Her writing as well as the holistic courses she’s been leading here and abroad, indoors and out-, and with all age groups for 26 years draws together her passion for the natural world and environmentalism, her interest in British mythology and enchantment, and her commitment to the psychospiritual.
At the same time, she’s a rigorous tutor, as well as being warm and encouraging. Her first (Plymouth-based) 9-month novel course was featured in The Guardian in 1998, and many of her students are now published.
POETRY & PROSE POETRY: Looking For Icarus; All the Missing Names of Love; Bardo; River Suite (1st edition; 2nd artists' edition with photographer Vikky Minette, 4 CDs); A Hawk Into Everywhere (with Rupert Loydell). Pamphlets. Anthologies
NOVELS: The Burning Ground; Imago
CREATIVE NON-FICTION: WRITING THE BRIGHT MOMENT – inspiration & guidance for writers; Creative Novel Writing; RIDING THE DRAGON – myth & the inner journey
SHORT STORIES & ESSAYS: various published
EDITOR: Confluence; CO-EDITOR Moor Poets 1
Recent Awards and Residencies
4 Arts Council England awards (1 for own work; 1 as part of a group of outdoor artists – Genius Loci – for The Year of the Artist; 2 for a Dartmoor literary festival)
Placings in various poetry & short story competitions
Residencies at Sherborne Boys' School; Bern schools and University, Switzerland; Dauntsey's School; Cotswold Water Park; Hestercombe Gardens
Member of NAWE & Society of Authors
Workshops & courses: one-off or regular day/longer workshops in creative (general, poetry, novel), reflective, therapeutic & environmental writing. These can be face-to-face, indoors or outdoors, and/or online. Have offered these for Arvon, Oxford University Summer School, Natural England, The National Trust, Open College of the Arts, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School etc)
Schools' workshops (many years experience of these, including for DAISI: Devon Arts in Schools Initiative)