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Video recording of showcase
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Hosted by R M Francis the Write About Walking A/way showcase event introduces the shortlisted authors of the walk · listen · create / Sound Walk September writing competition, and includes readings of their poetry and prose.
Run in conjuction with Sampson Low Publishers, the walk · listen · create writing competition attracted scores of entries. We asked Tony Horitz and Cheryl Markosky, our current writers-in-residence to choose a theme for this year’s competition as well as being part of the judging team. The competition required writers to compose poems or prose of 250 words and under, inspired by the theme of “Walking A/way”, either walking away or walking a way!
Entries were judged by volunteer judges, Ralph Hoyte (poetry) and S A Greene (prose) assisted by Tony (poetry) and Cheryl (stories). The shortlisted pieces are published in WALKING (2023) an illustrated chapbook anthology and issued as a geo-located audio anthology, sale proceeds of which go to support future walk · listen · create writing competitions. Copies of the book can be purchased from our on-line shop.
The winners and runners-up in each of the poetry and prose categories will be announced at the event – with the accolade of on-line Poet & Prose Writer-in-Residence for 2024 walk · listen · create and for Sound Walk September 2023 going to the winners in each category.
Our current writers-in-residence will read pieces of their writing at the event
Cheryl Markosky will read Grandma’s Head Decorates My Backyard Tiki Bar
Running order of Authors shortlisted and their pieces:
Richard Westcott reads The Return of the Green Man
Kevin Cheeseman reads Chiltern Walks No.13: Asron Rowant Reserve
Rosaleen Lynch reads Turtle Houses
Shani Cadwallender reads stump speech
Chris Cuninghame reads East of Woolwich
Lorraine Collins reads Clear Line of Sight
Amelia Hodsdon reads I Could, You Know, I Could
Ricky Abbott reads Nomad Possessions
Rosaleen Lynch reads In the Time it Takes
Jan Martin reads Anna in the Ashes
Eilín de Paor reads Serenade
Isabella Mead reads Carn Ingli, Mountain of Angel