Walk & Write

Writers & Illustrators (and photographers)

of all ages and abilities join us

for some fresh air and writing inspiration:

Next Walk Date TBD

from 9:00 am until 11:00 am

We will meet at ??? for a chance to walk and write.

About Walk & Write:

This is a free series open to all ages and abilities. Bring your walking shoes, journal and a pen! These walks are great inspiration for illustrators or photographers as well, so join us!

We are getting out of our rooms and writing outdoors. Although this idea began as a homeschool program, these walks are open to all who would like to walk and write with us! All ages, all abilities and no writing experience is required. Strollers, wagons, wheelchairs, etc are welcome.

We will meet at 9:00 am and start walking by 9:15 am. We will walk and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of nature, pausing along the way to stop and write and reflect in our journals. Bring your journal and your pen! Journals and pens will be provided for those who do not have one.

This is a wonderful opportunity to contemplate something that has been on your mind, process difficult thoughts, think up creative ideas, observe and record what you see around you along the walk and otherwise get a little exercise and writing in at the same time.

Location & Schedule:

May's walk will meet at the Christopher Dunne Visitor Center at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, MA

Program Structure:

9:00 – 9:15 AM: Meet up at the location:

The first fifteen minutes will allow participants time to arrive and do some writing before they set off. This is a good time to ask yourself a question in your journal or write down something that is bothering you or a goal for creative focus. The possibilities are endless and the walk will open up your mind and bring things to the surface that you hadn't thought of when you arrived.

9:15 – 11:00 AM: Walk & Write:

We will set out on our walk. We will try to pick spots that are scenic and easy to walk so that walkers of all abilities can participate, but feel free to ask us or check links to specific sites that may be have a particular characteristic that you may find a challenge to travel. We will stop three or four times to sit (or stand) and write in our journals. The time in between writing is very valuable. It's a time to process thoughts and think about what you may have already written more deeply or explore other ideas, issues, questions or thoughts that come to the surface. You'll be amazed at how walking without distraction from headphones can open up your mind and how writing can take you to a deeper level in your thinking and expression.


There is no cost or registration for this writing series, but be aware that if you do not let us know you are hoping to join us we will not expect you and may not have a journal waiting for you. So, please feel welcome to let us know you will be joining us:

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