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 illustrated anthology of poetry and prose that includes the shortlisted pieces in the “Walking Home” writing competition.
From over 90 submissions these 12 poems and stories have been shortlisted by our volunteer judges. Congratulations to each of the writers. You can read their pieces printed in the anthology, illustrated by Alban Low and edited by Chris Bestwick by buying it for €4.99 +p&p from the walk listen create shop.
Our shortlisted authors and their pieces are:
- An Afternoon Walk in the Jura by David Thompson
- i did by Mark Goodwin
- Of Blood and Water by Tony Horitz
- Returning by Marcelle Newbold
- Transfer by Megan Hicks
- Walking Home by Ines R Amado
- A deep intake of breath by Jan Howcroft
- New Year’s Day by Kim V Goldsmith
- The Chalk Walk OS Explorer 143 by Cheryl Markosky
- The Scholars’ Path by Helen Harradine
- Unpicking the Thread by Sue Dawes
- Walk of Life by Cheryl Markosky
Duncan Minshull is a former senior producer at the BBC – if you’ve listened to a book being read on the radio in the last 30 years, it has probably been chosen by Duncan. He has a new anthology of essays on walking by contemporary authors publishing today (31 March 2022) called Where My Feet Fall (see image below), and we were fortunate enough to get a chance to interview him for Talking Walking and quiz him on how came to choose which writers to include. Listen to the interview here.
And if you would like to join a live on-line conversation with Duncan, sign up to walk listen create’s next Walking Writers Salon at 7pm BST on Tuesday 5 April – read more and book here
All about walking blog posting is unpredictable – if it’s raining biblical downpours then a blog post is more likely to appear, in most other weather conditions we are out walking and not blogging on a keyboard…..