Author Archives: Andrew Stuck

Shout out for trees in parks and public gardens!

Sydney Gardens Tree Weekender 2021 We are excited to announce a new writing competition on the theme of ‘trees in parks and public gardens’ to cheer up those long dark winter evenings. What you have to do to take part We challenge you to write a poem or story in fewer than 250 words. A […]

3 cheers for walking, writing and listening

This is a BIG shout out for anyone passionate about walking – the joy it brings, its sociability, and how its sparks our creativity.  Half the year gone but so much more to look forward to! Hip, Hip, Hooray We have been collaborating with Babak Fakhamzadeh and Geert Vermeire for a few years now, and […]

Urban Tree Festival writing competition winners announced

At the WRITE ABOUT TREES showcase finale of the Urban Tree Festival organised by the Museum of Walking and skilfully hosted by poet Arji Manuelpillai, author Sarah Wheeler and poet Chris Cuninghame were declared winners of the Festival’s writing competition taking on the accolade of Writers-in-Residence for the 2022 Urban Tree Festival.   Sarah Wheeler […]

Pen to paper in honour of trees

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of writers whose poetry and prose appears in this year’s Urban Tree Festival edition of CANOPY which is published today! Earlier this year we ran a competition in which we asked people to submit a poem or a story of 250 words or under on the theme of […]

Trees are our saviours in lockdown

For the Urban Tree Festival 2021, we invited people to send in poetry and prose on the theme of “trees close to you” in a competition to win a spot in Canopy the illustrated chapbook anthology of nature writing that supports the Urban Tree Festival through sale proceeds, that is published by Sampson Low Publishers. […]

A Museum of ‘Virtual’ Walking

We don’t usually publish a review of the year but 2020 was somewhat exceptional for everybody including the Museum of Walking. We began the year with great hopes and a desire to broaden our offer over each season. We are not usually out and about in the winter months because the weather is inclement and […]

What’s your 20x20Vision for walking in 2040?

Back in 2013 our Talking Walking podcast series celebrated his Fifth anniversary.  We sought ways to make more people aware of the incredible archive of interviews of people passionate about walking that we had already recorded and published. So we went back to those interviewees and invited them to submit a Five-year walking forecast.  This […]

Shorelines – writing about place and reciting the work of others

Next month sees the launch of Shorelines, a collaborative project, focussed on the dividing line between land and water, hosted on our sister site Walk Listen Create.  We invite new writing to be submitted, and in turn, for these works to be read aloud and recorded. This is our tentative first step towards encouraging writing and […]

Canopy – published in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals

We are delighted to announce the publication of Canopy a beautifully illustrated 20 page chapbook anthology of poems and flash stories inspired by acclaimed nature writers and sold in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals. Available from our on-line shop 2020 marks the anniversary of some key poets and writers who have put nature writing […]

What time did he say he would arrive?

Is the opening line of David Fell‘s flash story “The Meet” that appears in Winter Chill, our latest anthology of flash fiction and non-fiction tales set to chill you to the bone. What lines will you cross to get what you want?  And is the outcome as valuable as the costs you have had to […]