Stories from the Walking Library

Deirdre Heddon, Angela Michelle Myers

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From August 17 to September 17, 2012, Deirdre Heddon and Misha Myers created and carried a Walking Library, made for the Sideways Arts Festival. Sideways, an art festival in the open and on the go , aimed to connect ecology and culture through using the slow ways or slow paths of Flanders. The Walking Library was comprised of more than 90 books suggested as books good to take for a walk and functioned as a mobile library for Sideways artists and public participants. In addition to carrying a curated stock, the Library offered a peripatetic reading and writing group. Drawing on the Library s resources and the experience of reading, writing and walking one s way across Belgium, Heddon and Myers consider how reading in situ affects the experience of the journey and the experience of walking; how journeying affects the experience of reading; how reading affects the experience of writing; and how a walk, as a space of knowledge production, is written and read. (c) The Author(s) 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639 - 655
Number of pages17
JournalCultural Geographies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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