Tag Archives: poetry

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Looking into the Canopy

We are delighted to announce the winners of the first poetry and short story anthology celebrating urban trees – 10 writers have been selected for their engaging pieces that will be published by Sampson Low Publishers in the Urban Tree Festival “Canopy” anthology.  They will be joining authors of stories from our Autumn Colours anthology, […]