Sound Walk Stories Sunday: ‘Write About Walking A/way’ showcase

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2023-09-24 15:30
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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 

Tony Horitz will read Of Blood and Water his winning piece from last year’s competition followed by a new poem Walking with Granny M

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

Richard Westcott

Richard Westcott

I’m now retired from a fulfilled lifetime of NHS doctoring, with no longer any excuse for not writing poetry. I still live where I worked – why move, when it’s North Devon, near the sea, on the edge of Exmoor? – a wonderfully varied landscape I...

Kevin Cheeseman

I am a retired biochemist who lives in Buckinghamshire with my wife, Annie. I write flash fiction and short stories, and my pieces have won or been placed in competitions run by Writing Magazine, Writers’ Forum, 1000 Word Challenge and Wild Atlantic Wri...

Rosaleen Lynch

Rosaleen Lynch

Rosaleen Lynch, is an Irish community worker and writer in the East End of London with words in various journals and prize shortlists, is a winner of the HISSAC and the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize, has work selected for the Wigleaf Top 50 2023 and has a col...

Shani Cadwallender

Shani Cadwallender

Poet in residence Writer in residence 2023/24

Shani Cadwallender is a poet, teacher and PhD researcher at Birkbeck UoL, whose interests are in trees, identity and ecopoetics.

Christopher Cuninghame

Christopher Cuninghame

East London based writer, occasionally heard musician when the windows are open, and traveller whether or not.

Lorraine Collins

Lorraine Collins

Lorraine and her husband travel extensively in their VW campervan, which is a rich source for people watching and story ideas. She belongs to a writing group who met in 2018 on a Guardian writing course and continue to meet for wine, food, merriment and cr...

Amelia Hodsdon

Amelia Hodsdon

Writer in residence 2023/24

I work with words for a living, to learn, and for fun. I walk in the gaps. Originally from Cheltenham, I recently moved back after 25 years in London, and am relearning the local landscape. Words for a living: editing and proofreading, formerly for the Gua...

Ricky Abbott

Ricky Abbott

If I identify with any logo, it is hyphens: British-Canadian, white and black-Caribbean. It conforms with categories where it needs to, but with mild protest.

Jan Martin

Jan Martin

Artist and writer based in Somerset UK, where I walk the coast, hills and woodlands finding inspiration for my visual and written work.

Eilín de Paor

Eilín de Paor

Eilín de Paor lives in Dublin, Ireland. Alongside poetry, she works in services for people with disabilities and is studying towards a PhD in that field. Her poems have appeared in The Stony Thursday Book, Banshee, Skylight 47, The Frogmore Papers, 14, Ab...

isabella mead

isabella mead

Isabella Mead is Head of Learning at The Story Museum in Oxford. Her debut pamphlet, Dear Rwanda, was published by Live Canon in 2023. 

R. M. Francis

R. M. Francis

R. M. Francis is a writer from the Black Country. He completed his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton, where he is lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing. He's the author of five poetry Chapbook collections: Transitions; (The Black Light Engine ...

Andrew Stuck

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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