This workshop will address the recent flourishing of literature on walking, including that by Robert Macfarlane, Edward Thomas, Richard Mabey, Rebecca Solnitt and Linda Cracknell. The seminar will conclude with an hour-long walk to locations that which may or may not be familiar to attendees, but which will be ‘defamiliarised’ through the process of literary walking, and will offer participants to test out their own ideas for walking-inspired writing.
Format: Workshop and walk: two-hour seminar and one-hour slow linear walk along the Geopark Way. No stiles and relatively flat route.Sensible clothing needed (walking on public footpaths and in variable weather). Tea/coffee/cake and fruit provided.
Date: 25 October 2014, from 10-1pm
Location: Ledbury Burgage Hall
Reading list sent upon booking. Suggested price of £5 for three-hour event, including refreshments.
Prior booking required via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07578 188586
Anna Stenning MA: PhD researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Worcester in literary criticism. Nature-writer and essayist. Former speaker for the ‘Friends of the Dymock Poets’. wildblogging.wordpress.com
Ruth Stacey MA: Freelance writer, poet and English tutor. Research interests include myths, storytelling and animal/human shape shifting.