Masterclass: Writing Inspired by Walking

Do you think about how you structure your plays when you write? Do you struggle with finding an original form for your writing? Do all your plays end up having more or less the same structure? Come and join us for our first Masterclass on …


… to explore how structure can inspire your writing and allow you to develop your writing skills. Note, this is NOT a session on writing ABOUT walking, but rather on how we can use the act of walking to influence our creative process.

Prepare to write, draw, map and journey.

Where and when:

25th March 2018 10am – 4pm

apply by 10th March to secure your place

(or by 2nd March for the early bird price – see below)


How to apply:

Places are limited, so do book ASAP. Apply by emailing with your name, stating if you are a paid up WRiTEON member for 2018 (If you want to join, go here). You will be sent the bank details to pay your fee. Your place is secured after payment has been received.


How much does it cost?

Participation fee for each day-long Masterclass is £60 (£50 for paid up WRiTEON members). Early bird price payable by 2nd March is £50 (£45 for members) To join WRiTEON, please follow the steps explained here.



We are sorry but we cannot offer any refunds once payment has been received (except in the case of cancellation on our side).


More about this Masterclass

Facilitator: KRIS DARBY

Kris Darby is a Lecturer in Drama and Performance at Liverpool Hope who specialises in ambulatory performance (i.e. such that takes place over more than one location). He completed his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2013 which mapped the relationship between walking and performance. More about Kris here.

What will the day look like?

Masterclass WRITING INSPIRED BY WALKING will consist of a structured walk and writing tasks. You will get a chance to explore a new way of accessing your creativity and allow your writing process to be influenced by the physical environment. You will develop your writing as cartographers, mapping your narratives onto the city of Cambridge and will journey through it, shaping the varying twists and turns in its path and exploring where fact meets fiction or vice-versa. By mapping your creative journey, you may find yourself inspired by the streets, buildings and parks of Cambridge and the way we move through them whilst the journey of your walk may influence the structure of your dramatic writing.


Please, wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothing and/or bring an umbrella to allow you to comfortably stay outdoors for the duration of the planned walking tour. During your walk, you will also have time for lunch. You may want to bring packed lunch to minimise the time you spend on it.



As part of this Masterclass, writers will be asked to go on a walk lasting between 30 and 90 minutes. Please, get in touch if walking for this long presents a challenge for you but you would still like to take part and we will find a way for you to still be able to participate.