Footloose #6 Anita Roy and Lydia Kennaway


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2022-08-29 18:00
18:00 UTC
A donation of 1 euro or more
Video recording

Conceived and hosted by our Writer-in-Residence, poet Lydia Kennaway, this is the sixth instalment of ‘Footloose’, a monthly online event using the subject of walking as a way to explore our inner landscapes. Lydia will read poems from her pamphlet, A History of Walking, and will talk to poets and other writers about words and walking.

In August, her guest is Anita Roy, no stranger to the walk · listen · create community, having been a volunteer judge for our writing competitions. Anita is a writer, editor and environmentalist. She’ll be reading from her essay, ‘Equinox: The Open Gate’ and Lydia will be reading her poem ‘Walking for Water’ before the conversation turns to the comforts and necessities of walking. This is new territory for Footloose since Anita is technically the first non-poet to join us – but only ‘technically’ because her prose is bursting with poetry – you can read more of her prose by ordering a copy of her most recent published title “Gifts of Gravity and Light”.

Order a copy of “A History of Walking” and “Gifts of Gravity and Light” from our bookshelf.

Lydia will be reading her poem “Walking for Water” that can be downloaded here.

Please pay what you can afford – we’ve set the bar low at €1 euro – revenues will go towards remunerating the poets. We are running an experiment to boost promotion for this event, so if you wish, you can log in to Eventbrite and and book a free ticket there, however, you won’t benefit from joining our 3k+ community of walking artists, performers and writers unless you register here.

Lydia Kennaway

Lydia Kennaway

Writer in residence 2021/22

Lydia Kennaway’s debut poetry pamphlet, 'A History of Walking', was published by HappenStance Press in April 2019 and reprinted in November 2019. She earned an MA in Writing Poetry from Newcastle University in 2019, winning the Academic Prize for Best Ov...

Anita Roy

Anita Roy

I am a writer, editor and environmentalist based in Wellington, Somerset. I am half English, half Bengali and spent 20 years in Delhi working in publishing before returning to the UK in 2015 with my son. Recent publications include: 'Gifts of Gravity and L...


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