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Writing Words of Wonder – Shoreline Stories

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In conjunction with the Gower Walking Festival in September, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Wales Coastal Path, with a prize for creative writing for Shorelines submissions, and a special online creative writing workshop to sharpen your writing skills led by El Rhodes, our creative writing champion (who happens to be Welsh). Moreover, you can get involved at any time in our Shorelines submissions and bag the chance to win books or a book token, kindly donated by Cover to Cover, Gower’s local bookshop.

The aim of this workshop is to help you become a better nature writer. Over the course of 120 minutes we’ll use two complementary forms – haiku and flash fiction – and draw inspiration from the shoreline (sea, lake, pond, river or stream) and other parts of the natural world. We will look at how observation can inspire and hone fictional techniques; the benefits of movement to creative thinking and practice; as well as how to approach editing and preparing your work for submission or publication including ‘reading aloud’ and recording.

Led by prolifically published flash author E.E. Rhodes and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking and co-producer of Sound Walk September.

All works submitted as a read aloud piece to the walk · listen · create Shorelines project, that are either about or inspired by the Wales coast, automatically get entered into the Sound Walk September Cover to Cover competition. During the workshop you will gain practice in submitting to the Shorelines project.

This online workshop has been commissioned by the Gower Walking Festival, so tickets are free, however, you must register and book a place, as places are limited! Once you’ve registered, you will be able to submit pieces to Shorelines.

In preparation for the workshop

  • Have your walk · listen · create registration details handy for Shorelines submissions
  • Look through and listen to past entries to Shorelines
  • Check your smartphone features, especially those for recording voice notes or voice memos
  • Have a spy at the Gower Walking Festival and the stunningly beautiful coast of Wales

You know someone who engaged with your work and is interested in writing about it? Point them to our forum, specifically set up for such experiences.


El Rhodes

El Rhodes

(United Kingdom) 
Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Co-founder of walk · listen · create (United Kingdom) 

Supported by

Gower Walking Festival

Andrew Stuck
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2022-09-07 18:00
2022-09-07 18:00

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