august, 2021

08augAll DayWrite About Walking and Listening CompetitionInternationalEntry Fee:€6 Max word count:250 Top Prize:One winner in each category: poetry and prose will be invited to become a walk · listen · create on-line Poet- or Writer-in-residence for 2021/2

Write About Walking and Listening Competition

Event Details

The pandemic has opened our eyes to what is within walking distance of our homes. Restricted both in time and distance, each of us have had to find ways to endure lockdowns, and for many of us the daily walk has been a saviour. However, we are not wanting to restrict you in what you write about walking, it can be fiction, factual or memoire, and not be limited to your lockdown walk, we are only seeking to have you consider what you might have listened to while walking, in just 250 words (or fewer).

We invite you to write a (flash) story or poem of 250 words or under about walking and listening.

We will publish an anthology of the best poetry and prose submitted both in an illustrated chapbook anthology as well as an audio book, as part of this year’s Sound Walk September, the month during which we celebrate everything about audio, listening and sound walks. On Sunday 26 September, we will showcase the winning poems and stories by inviting the winning authors and poets of this writing competition to read their work.

Winners will be published in Walking, a limited edition chapbook anthology, published by Sampson Low Publishers, the net proceeds of which will go towards funding future instances of Sound Walk September. The anthology will also be made available as an audio book, and where possible, stories will be geo-located.

Dr Kerri Andrews and Geert Vermeire have volunteered to act as judges for the poetry competition. They join Nigel Bristow and Nick Hallissey, who are the judges for the prose pieces.
Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone will edit the anthology, and it will be illustrated by Alban Low. The Write About Walking competition is run by the Museum of Walking and walk · listen · create.

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