Drawing as Stimming for The Big Draw looks to create a time where stimming can happen, through drawing digitally and in response to stimuli internal to and external to the body. It seeks to explore how drawing and mark-making can support non-verbal communication and exploration, whilst also providing space to stim. Drawing As Stimming is about opening up the body to wider listening. Stims are the repetitive, often soothing movements made by many autistic and neurodivergent people.
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Sound Steppers – A Washington State walking club
26 Oct, 2021
Writing Words of Wonder – Shoreline Stories
A workshop is to help you become a better nature writer. Over the course of 90-120 minutes we’ll use two complementary forms - haiku and flash fiction - and draw inspiration from the shoreline (sea, lake, pond, river or stream) and other parts of the natural world.
Sound Walk City · prelude
10 Sep - 10 Oct, 2021
Cona and walk · listen · create present Sound Walk City · prelude, a festival of sound walks, performances and sound works, coinciding with Sound Walk September 2021.
Sound Walk Stories Sunday: ‘Write About Walking’ showcase
The Write About Walking showcase event introduces the shortlisted authors of the walk · listen · create / Sound Walk September writing competition, and includes readings of their poetry and prose.
Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk walkshop (on-the-ground)
Team London Bridge
Hay's Galleria, Battle Bridge Lane, London, UK
Join us on a 75 minute circular walking route from Hay’s Galleria via the Low Line to the riverside beneath London's Tower Bridge. We will share nuggets of history and give you prompts to compose poems and story fragments, inspired by what we will encounter.
Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk workshop (on-line)
Team London Bridge
Join in a 75-90 minute on-line workshop, in which you try your hand at creative writing, recording your voice and mixing ambient sounds. This workshop is open to anyone, even if you were unable to join the preceding on-the-ground event.
Walking, isolation and togetherness
Social isolation, already prevalent for many, has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Author Sonia Overall argues that walking alone can increase togetherness, regardless of absences and physical distance.
The rhythm of the streets
Walking lays the rhythm of the streets, archives the voice and the memory of the city. Our feet are an instrument, and they read the sonic composition of urban space. Our listening revitalizes social space. By walking we connect our body with the body of the city, as players and listeners of an urbanophonic orchestra - conversation about how walkers resonate with the city and how the city is sonorically composed by / of its walkers.
October + Walking + Pasadena = Walktober! – Pasadena Weekendr
26 Oct, 2021
Listening and walking – can you write about them in a few words?
1 Jul, 2021
This summer we are inviting you to write about listening and walking, sharing your discoveries or stories, in prose or in poetry.