And our writing competition winners are…

Be the first to favourite this.

walk · listen · create’s Sound Walk September inaugural writing competition came to a fabulous finale with a showcase of shortlisted authors reading their work and discussing these with special guest Simon Piasecki.

Whittled down from over 120 submissions, to a long list of 26 published on the walk · listen · create website, and then to a shortlist of 15, with those stories and poems printed in WALKING a wonderfully illustrated limited edition chapbook, published, illustrated and designed by Alban Low.

Lydia Kennaway came away as the winner in the poetry competition with her extraordinary moving and rhythmic poem about a march of 250 blind people protesting about working rights, an actual event that took place in April 1920 her poem “Blind march to London April5th-25th 1920

Quote from Lydia on receiving her prize:

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful event, and for all the hard work that went into it.  I’m really delighted to have won the poetry category and look forward to my ‘residency’ with you!”

Performing her story “Walk, Look, Listen, Slow Marathon Cabrach – Huntly”, Claudia Zeiske kept the audience rapped. She however, was more shocked than anyone, at learning the news that her story had been chosen by the judges as the winner.

“I just wanted to say that I am over the Moon to have won the Prose prize. It never entered my thoughts in a million years. I so much look forward to be your writer-in-residence.”

On-line writers-in-residence

Both Lydia and Claudia become ‘on-line writers in residence’ for walk · listen · create, through to the end of Sound Walk September 2022, as well as receiving prizes of Silver membership. They  along with the runner-up in poetry, Liz Nicholas for “Stepsounds” and in prose, Jo Riggall for “Noticing”, also receive a piece of artwork by Alban Low, the illustrator (and publisher) of the anthology chapbook. 

We would like to thank

All those who submitted to the writing competition (we hope to see you all next time) plus our Volunteer judges:  Dr Kerri Andrews and Geert Vermeire considered the poetry entries, and Nick Hallissey and Nigel Bristow the prose entries and chapbook editor: Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone.

Pick up a copy pick up your copy of WALKING from our shop

Read the long list including the shortlist and winning poems and stories.

Check out walk · listen · create‘s autumn season of Walking Writers Salons that begins on Tuesday 19 October with guest Martyn Howe, or submit your writing to Shorelines our on-going creative writing initiative, or enlist for “Writing Words of Wonder” our monthly creative writing workshop with writing competition shortlister Electra Rhodes.

Andrew Stuck

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Walking Piece SWS22
A Week To Walk A Fortnight

Corporation Row, London, UK

Post
WRITE ABOUT WALKING & LISTENING – the long list is published!

1 Sep, 2021

20 authors who have been long listed in our inaugural writing competition.

Write About Walking and Listening
longlist
Dolce et decorum est pro patria mori by E. E. Rhodes

1 Sep, 2021

Post
Get ready to write about and celebrate urban trees

17 Nov, 2022

2023 marks a new partnership with the award-winning Urban Tree Festival as we will be administering the Festival’s writing competition, that launches with a free hour long online creative writing workshop on Sunday 4 December. The competition will be open for submissions of (flash) stories or poems of 250 words and under and will run until midnight on Monday 13 March 2023.

Walking Piece SWS22
Sunday For Seven Days (all over London)

Corporation Row, London, UK

Post
Writing competition Shortlist announced

9 Sep, 2021

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of writing pieces in our inaugural writing competition on the theme of "Walking and Listening".

Post
Walking Home shortlist published in an illustrated chapbook

11 Mar, 2022

Announcing 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. €4.99+p&p

Walking Piece
The Walking Cure

Corporation Row, London, UK

The mystery of Alex Mann: Part crime reenactment.  Part sensory safari. Wholly unreliable guided walk for two people.

Walking Piece SWS21
Festival Soundings of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Napier University and the Museum of Walking

Edinburgh, UK

Post
New
SWS22
Announcing the winners of the SWS Awards 2022

16 Jan, 2023

We're happy and proud to announce the winner and runners-up of the Sound Walk September 2022 Awards.

Write About Walking and Listening
longlist
Winterfold Forest by Paul Roden

1 Sep, 2021

Write About Walking and Listening
longlist
Garth Hill by Nathan Munday

1 Sep, 2021