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Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons of which this is the second. We are delighted to have hill walker and outdoor adventure author Alex Roddie for our November Salon, talking about his approach to writing.
In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind when he set out to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands, seeking solitude and answers. In leaving the chaos of the internet behind for a month, he hoped to learn how it was truly affecting him – or if he should look elsewhere for the causes of his anxiety.
The Cape Wrath Trail is commonly cited as the UK’s wildest and most difficult long-distance hike, extending for around 400 kilometres from Fort William to Cape Wrath, the northwesternmost point of the British mainland. Alex’s goal would be to complete the Cape Wrath Trail alone, in winter, and completely offline: an exploration into what it means to be alone in the 21st century. You can read his story in his new book from Vertebrate publishers: The Farthest Shore.
Walking Writers Salons are hour-long events in which you will get to meet a Walking Writer and learn from them how they weave writing and walking, and how they interpret their surroundings. Each Salon will include a discussion with the author, inviting questions from the audience, and will include a multiple choice quiz in which winners will receive prizes including print copies of WALKING (RRP €4.50) and WALKING HOME (RRP €4.99) our own limited edition illustrated chapbook anthologies of poems and prose.