This Writing Map will inspire you to explore the bustling London neighbourhood of Peckham in new and surprising ways. With creative writing prompts, story ideas and suggestions of places to write, this Writing Map is a one-stop shop of creativity.
Quotes from Muriel Spark's The Ballad of Peckham Rye - proof that Peckham has been quirky and cosmopolitan since long before today - are dotted around the Map and Side B has space to start writing right away.
The creative writing prompts on The Peckham Writing Map will evoke trips down memory lane and inspire stories on Rye Lane. Write your own vision of Peckham Rye and talk to strangers in bars on Blenheim Grove. Tell a life story through art and shop for your characters.
Although devised for, and inspired by Peckham, this Writing Map is easily adapted to suit all neighbourhoods.
The writing exercises can be done as brief warm-ups or used for long-term projects. Write an anecdote or an entire novel! The Peckham Writing Map is an invitation to engage with the places, spaces and people of SE15 while you discover, re-discover and uncover the stories that enrich this distinct part of London.
The Writing Map is devised and written by Shaun Levin with illustrations by Andrew Carter. The A3 map (297x420mm) folds down to A6 (105x148mm, postcard size), and is printed on 120gsm silk paper in England.