Shipwrecked – Museum of Walking Chapbook

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was first published 300 years’ ago on the 25th April 1719. In honour of this much loved classic, the Museum of Walking organised the #Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Competition as well as a Creative Writing Walkshop.

Shipwrecked includes the winning stories from Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker and Nora Nadjarian. The competition was judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking).

New flash fiction celebrating the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe
Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Nora Nadjarian
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-22-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Museum of Walking Chapbook 1
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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I Return to You – Susie Campbell

This pamphlet explores how we inhabit a world of marks. Some of these marks we make to communicate, demarcate or belong. Others are more mysterious. We don’t know how to read them or who made them. We may not even know if they are deliberate or just a trick of the light.

“From this obsession was born first a performance, creating a set of chalk marks which I found particularly resonant, then an interest in taking these marks out into the street: allowing them to mingle with, and hide amongst, the multitude of everyday signs, marks and symbols with which we are surrounded. Finally, the poems arrived in this chapbook, an appropriate form for a series of poems that started out as an interest in itinerants, such as the itinerant pedlars or chapmen who were the original purveyors of these little books. The poems comprise words, marks and photographs that explore our relationship with, and responsibility for,  a world of marks –  including the marks of our written language –  and how technology has in some ways detached us from our marks and in other ways, returned them to us through new forms and media.”
Susie Campbell, 2019

Susie Campbell is studying for a practice-based poetry PhD at Oxford Brookes. Her other poetry pamphlets are The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Frock Enquiry (Annexe, 2015) and Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020).
Read more from Susie Campbell.

I Return to You
Susie Campbell
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-21-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 36
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60