London Clay – journeys in the deep city

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2022-03-08 20:00
20:00 UTC
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Video recording of Salon with Tom Chivers
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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. We are delighted to have author Tom Chivers for our March Salon, talking about his approach to writing his recently published London Clay.

A lyrical meditation on landscapes and cities, vivid reportage and a memoir. And also a beautifully realised and moving read.

Financial Times

What secrets lie beneath a city?

A lyrical interrogation of a capital city, a landscape and our connection to place, London Clay celebrates urban edgelands: in-between spaces where the natural world and the metropolis collide. Through a combination of historical research, vivid reportage and personal memoir, it will transform how you see London, and cities everywhere.

Tom Chivers follows hidden pathways, explores lost islands and uncovers the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets. From Roman ruins to a submerged playhouse, from an abandoned Tube station to underground rivers, Chivers leads us on a journey into the depths of the city he loves.

A published poet, broadcaster and publisher to boot, Tom founded the London Word Festival and is Director of Penned in the Margins.

‘Tom Chivers, with the forensic eye of an investigator, the soul of a poet, is an engaging presence; a guide we would do well to follow.’

Iain Sinclair, author of The Last London

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.

Thanks to Penguin Random House Publishers for making 2 e-book copies of London Clay available as prizes

Tom Chivers

Tom is a writer, publisher and arts producer. He was born in 1983 in south London. He has released two pamphlets and two collections of poetry, the latest being "Dark Islands" (Test Centre, 2015). His poems have been anthologised in "Dear World and Everyth...

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...

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