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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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