Writers have often been drawn to travel, local and global, in their writing – both for the sake of the worlds to be discovered or imagined close to home or further afield, and because writing itself readily resembles a journey through language, a way of making links between disconnected points.

In the contemporary setting, travel of all kinds has lost much of the romantic or adventurous innocence it may once have had. Trespass, tourism, deportation, migration, disputed borders, the degradation of the environment, are among the many factors that make a walk or a long journey in the modern world problematic, though no less urgent and intriguing.

Tonight, Roger Moss and Philip Terry expand on these ideas and read from their own writing.