Toddling round Heptonstall area with the wonderful Clare Balding was great fun - you can hear the result:
Ramblings (BBC Radio 4 programme) for the next 6 days. Click on the link on my News and Current Events page cos I'm no techie and can't get the link to work on this blog!
And today I've been working with writers from Oldham up on Saddleworth Moor in bright bright sunshine and VERY strong wind. We tasted hawthorn leaves, sniffed orchids we found right next to our car park, flew kites, tasted Yorkshire water (from my kitchen tap!) to decide whether it tasted different from their (red rose!) water, thought about different settings and characters - eg the farmer who forced the builders of the M62 to split the motorway to go round his farmhouse; the helicopter pilot who landed very close to us to do a rescue for an accident... In other words, we threw ourselves into experiencing the Watershed with as many of our senses as possible. It was really good fun, and I'm looking forward to working with them at Saddleworth Museum next week to see what poems and stories they've managed to write.
Now I'm off down to the skatepark festival in Hebden Bridge to see if I can collar any of the skateboarders for a session up on the moors with me!
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