Category Archives: Creative Writing

Spring in your step?

Who better to encourage a spring in your step, than former TV fitness personality Joanna Hall who has created the Walk-Active programme.  We are publishing our 125th Talking Walking episode, with an interview of Joanna in her home town of Bishop’s Stortford.  She can show in a few minutes just how your stature and stride […]

Walking and writing about walking

Three items to celebrate: Publication of WALKING (2022) – chapbook anthology Talking Walking interview with Duncan Minshull on selecting contemporary writers on walking A Walking Writers Salon with Duncan on his new book- Where My Feet Fall walk listen create are delighted to announce the publication of WALKING (2022) (see feature image) ISBN 978-1-912960-95-8, the […]

Jubilee

Hats off to the Queen – however, we are celebrating a Silver Jubilee on Friday 4th March Back in March 1997 we launched Get Wiltshire Walking in Salisbury, with a slogan March Forth on the Fourth of March. It was a dreadfully wet day and what we had hoped would be a terrific launch with […]

Rustling in the leaves in Sydney Gardens, Bath

Rustling in the leaves Through dappled sunlight, a shower of falling leaves, and with colours of autumn all around you, you can now listen to poetry and prose inspired by trees in parks and public gardens while you stroll through Bath’s Sydney Gardens.     Bath & North East Somerset Council are celebrating trees in parks and […]

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 […]

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 […]