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WAY MAKERS: Kerri Andrews on women-walker writers and their work over the centuries

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Author and academic Kerri Andrews talks to Cheryl Markosky about her new book, Way Makers – An Anthology of Women’s Writing about Walking in this one-hour writer’s salon. 

Remarkably, Way Makers is the first anthology of women’s writing about walking, with extracts from writers’ letters, diaries, poetry and novels.

From Mary Wollstonecraft wishing to vagabondize one day in the country, and Virginia Woolf’s current of sensation and ideas awakened when walking, to Katherine Mansfield’s game in Paris – walking and talking with the dead who smile, are silent and free – and Nan Shepherd’s elation on hauling herself to the summit of anything higher than the top deck of a bus.

Kerri discusses how walking, for the women, is a source of creativity and comfort, and a means of expressing grief, longing and desire.

There will be a Q and A session after the interview.

And why not also join Cheryl leading a flash writing workshop on Thursday 30 May that’s linked to this salon event. You can choose to purchase a combination ticket (saving you €3) that bags a spot at this evening’s conversation with Kerri Andrews as well as a place on Cheryl’s workshop.


Cheryl Markosky

Cheryl Markosky

(United Kingdom) 
Kerri Andrews

Kerri Andrews

(United Kingdom) 
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2024-05-22 18:00
2024-05-22 18:00

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Waymakers – Women walking and writing – the three W’s flash workshop

This interactive, one-hour workshop offers fascinating facts about women authors who loved walking, along with real live writing prompts based on our chosen walking women's lives and works. 

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Way Maker Salon- Cheryl Markosky talks with Dr Kerri Andrews

Video recording of a Way maker Salon in which Cheryl Markosky talks to Dr Kerri Andrews

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