Tuesday 5 August 2014
10am – 4pm
Lochaber Archive Centre, Fort William
and Glen Nevis Visitor Centre
‘The moment my legs begin to move my thoughts begin to flow’, wrote Henry Thoreau. Many other writers including Walt Whitman, John Muir, Iain Sinclair, Will Self, Robert Macfarlane and Rebecca Solnit have written about walking in wild places or used walking to inspire writing on other topics.
Tracey Warr is running a one-day workshop with adult writers, using maps and short walks in Glen Nevis. In the morning at Lochaber Archive Centre, maps will inspire us to write of imaginary or remembered engagements with landscapes. The afternoon session will be based at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre with a one hour walk in the Glen to help us develop our writing in progress. Published and aspiring writers are welcome. Selected texts will be read (wherever possible by the authors) on Resonance Radio http://resonancefm.com on the following days: 6-9 August and will be published on the Outlandia website http://www.outlandia.com
Places on the workshop are limited so please email me as soon as possible on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Tracey Warr has published two historical novels: Almodis (Impress, 2011) and The Viking Hostage (Impress, 2014); a short story in Shadow Plays (Parthian, 2010); and many books and essays on contemporary artists. Her first novel, Almodis, was shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Fiction and the Rome Film Festival Book Initiative and received a Santander Research Award. She also writes for Times Higher Education and New Welsh Review magazines.
The walking, mapping, writing workshop is part of the week-long radio art project “Remote Performances” taking place August 4-9th, which is supported by: Arts Council England • Nevis Landscape Partnership • Oxford Brookes University • Heritage Lottery Programme. Thanks also to Lochaber Archive Centre and Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.