Tag Archives: nature 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 among trees heals hearts and minds

That is what more than 100 people revealed through making submissions on the theme of “Healing Trees” to the 2022 Urban Tree Festival writing competition.  Our volunteer judges have selected their Top 24 submissions, that we have published on the Urban Tree Festival website  – who would be in your shortlist? Challenged to write about […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]