Write About Walking A/way: free creative writing workshop

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2023-04-16 15:00
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As part of the 2023 MK Lit Fest Springs Back! Festival, Cheryl Markosky and Tony Horitz, winners of the 2022 Write About Walking competition and our 2022/3 writers-in-residence, invite you to a free online creative writing workshop to inspire you to submit written pieces in the Write About Walking A/way competition. The competition will be launched at the workshop.

Cheryl and Tony were tasked with coming up with the theme for the competition and chose “Walking A/way: Walking Away or Walking A Way” – they will also make this theme central to this hour long creative writing workshop.

Walking A/way

You can choose how you wish to interpret the theme in poetry or short prose. Your work can be fiction, creative non-fiction or memoir.

You may interpret walking a/way however you wish, such as escaping from … or being drawn towards …. Or even walking in a certain way – confident or subdued…. Or walking a particular route. 

You can view the Hand out for this workshop from here or download it

We at walk · listen · create run an annual Write About Walking competition in which shortlisted pieces are published in a limited edition illustrated chapbook published by Sampson Low, and winners and runners-up win other prizes too – find out more about the 2023 competition here.

Purchase copies of chapbook anthologies from previous competitions from our shop here.

Supported by

Milton Keynes Lit Fest, promoting and celebrating all things literary, bookish or wordy.  

MK Lit Fest was set up by a Steering Group that brings together arts and education professionals and enthusiasts who share a love of books, words, writing, speaking and thinking. 

Cheryl Markosky

Cheryl Markosky

Writer in residence 2022/23

Cheryl Markosky wanted to be a lighthouse keeper, but it was tricky in the Rockies. So, she became a TV producer and journalist. Canadian-born, she now splits her time between England and the Caribbean. Cheryl’s work can be found in EllipsisZine, New Fla...

Tony Horitz

Tony Horitz

Poet in residence

Tony Horitz has lived in East Dorset, UK, for many years, after growing up in Surrey. He’s written poetry for many years, alongside a career in community theatre, educational drama and theatre in education, recently as a freelance director of State of Pl...

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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  1. Write About Walking A/way: free creative writing workshop: Please advise whether this starts at 1600 or 1700, also its duration. Thank you.

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