Engage body and mind as we run for a story with author and marathon runner Jane Mitchell.
For some authors, writing a novel is akin to running a marathon – the journey is as essential and as meaningful as the destination. Running and writing are, in their own contexts, deeply creative undertakings. How does the loneliness of the long distance runner affect the writer? Can running free up the creative mind in ways we haven’t previously considered? Along an inspiring run through the streets of Dublin, children’s author and two-time Dublin marathon runner Jane Mitchell will pause for breath at key points along the way to talk about the synergies between running and writing – the pursuit of physical and creative goals.
This will be a leisurely and thoughtful run but participants should be suitably fit for a 5km run with stops along the way.
Jane Mitchell is a Dublin-based writer, the author of numerous award-winning children’s books including When the Stars Stop Spinning, Chalkline, A Dangerous Crossing, and Without Refuge. Her most recent book, Run for Your Life is published by Little Island and is a moving exploration of Ireland’s Direct Provision system.