Iâ€™m delighted to announce that Dr Joanna Gilar will be working with me on developing the blog, resources and programme at The Hedge School; sheâ€™ll also be an administrator on our Facebook page. Look out for some writing by Joanna on the ‘magazineâ€™ section of our blog soon, but in the meantime, hereâ€™s some information about her:
Joanna Gilar is an academic, writer and storyteller whose work explores the intersection of stories and the wild world. She has a PhD in fairy tales and ecological storytelling from the University of Chichester, and has spent ten years teaching language and literature at Charles University, Prague and colleges across the Czech Republic. Now based in Sussex, she works as a guest lecturer at the University of Chichester, and spends the rest of her time looking after her eight month old son, writing about home-making and parenting, and performing poems and stories at venues across Europe and the UK.