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More rich rewards for Nature Writing

A recent episode of Books and Arts Daily featured an interview with Stephen Wright, winner of the $5,000 Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize 2012 for his essay, Bunyip. The program also features tall tales about this mythical creature and is well … Continue reading

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Attachment to Place

As part of my exploration into writing about place I talked to Pete Hay, known a ‘a trailblazer in the research and scholarship of environmental politics and policy in Australia and the founding convenor of the Ecopolitics Association of Australasia’, to … Continue reading

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Tidings from Watermark Literary Society

Exciting opportunities for nature writers: The Watermark Fellowship for an emerging nature writer is now open for applications for 2012. The prize includes a 3-week residency in  Camden Haven, NSW. Applications close on 2 April, 2012. The Eric Rolls Prize … Continue reading

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Perilously Short Nature Writing Competition

The new issue of Perilous Adventures is inviting online submissions of nature writing (100 words) – ‘can be an essay, poem, fiction or … rant.’ For more information visit the Perilous Adventures blog – where you can also read the … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Robert Pyle

Robert Pyle will be visiting Australia in June, courtesy of the Watermark Literary Muster (a biennial gathering that brings together writers and readers who share a passion for the literature of nature and place). The Muster is recognised internationally as … Continue reading

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Stalking the Wild Words

A nature writing workshop with Dr Robert Pyle, world-acclaimed conservation biologist and nature writer – presented by The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre – Writing Place Program. On this very special one-day workshop, in the heart of one of Tasmania’s most diverse … Continue reading

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The Radical Politics of Nature Writing

This paper by Pete Hay is loosely based on a talk given on the occasion of the national Inverawe Nature Poetry Competition, May 2006. “We should write on, then, and we should do so knowing that this is no mere … Continue reading

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Links to Places

The price for using a free template for your blog is that sometimes automatically generated links appear at the bottom of posts. Mostly these have nothing to do with what you are writing about, but occasionally they lead to unexpected … Continue reading

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A Passion for Nature

A chance to read at Byron Bay Writers’ Festival! A new national poetry competition, co-sponsored by Byron Bay Writers’ Festival and Dangerously Poetic Press, has as its theme A Passion for Nature and Our Place in it. The prize of … Continue reading

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Swimming the Sky

At a Nature Writing Symposium, Rhythm of the Wild, in Perth last year Gina Mercer chaired the panel, ‘What is Nature Writing?’ Gina held the post of editor of Island magazine for almost five years. Under her stewardship, Island  became … Continue reading

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