Right, the Watershed Writer-in-Residence project is really heating up now. Yesterday I met the wonderful Canalside Quilters ladies at Saddleworth Museum and introduced my project to them. Some of them are going to do some writing about their response to the moors, and to watersheds in their lives; and a lot of the other ladies are busy thinking up all sorts of ideas for how they can respond to the Watershed in their next designs for quilts and other sewing projects. It'll be ACE to have some of their writing and sewing in the big exhibition that will mark the end of my residency. This will run for 3 months at Cliffe Castle Museum - a fabulous exhibition space - this autumn.
Tomorrow I am meeting the BBC soundman (Bill Bartlett) from my session with Country Tracks. Bill's very kindly going to give me lots of techie advice (and lunch!) on how to create great audio tracks of moor sounds, poetry and spoken reactions to the moors. I'm wanting to include these audio tracks in the month-long exhibition at Saddleworth Museum, and in the Cliffe Castle exhibition.
It would be BRILLIANT to hear from YOU with your own written reactions to being out on't moor - either in diary form, or poetry or prose or creative non-fiction - however you fancy responding!
Char March - I'm a freelance writer and tutor. I am Writer-in-Residence for the Pennine Watershed Project, and this blog takes you through some of the work I've done in that role