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Nature Writer

Peter Grant, on his blog Nature Writer, describes himself as ‘a Tasmanian-based writer who loves learning and writing about the natural world, from the smallest bugs to the broadest landscapes.’ His blog entries are well-researched, articulate and poetic essays on … Continue reading

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My Backyard

With the theme for the Watermark Literary Muster in mind I’d like to share a few poems from my own backyard. I’m fortunate to live on a largish block with a reserve next door and a beach on the other … Continue reading

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Landscapes of the heart

Two of the blogs I subscribe to have recently featured posts on a sense of place. Both are by writer, Nigel Featherstone. In his own blog he reflects on the part landscape plays in his life, and in his posting … Continue reading

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A Course in Nature Writing

Olvar Wood is a Queensland business offering, among other services for writers, an online course in nature writing. They also publish a blog on nature writing, ‘notes from olvar wood’. You can follow it here.

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Eric Rolls Prize -Larry Comes to Bulurru

The Eric Rolls Prize is a biennial prize for natural history writing in honour of the great Australian nature writer and natural historian, Eric Rolls. Stanley and Kaisa Breeden are this year’s winners with their joint entry “Larry Comes to … Continue reading

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Wildcare Winner

Last Saturday night at the Ten Days literary celebration at the Republic Bar & Cafe in North Hobart, Peter Grant from Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife announced the winner of the Wildcare Nature Writing Prize. Congratulations to Peter Shepherd from NSW … Continue reading

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Frangipani

Here’s a poem written in a very special place where I stayed on a writer’s residency in NT. Getting away to write poetry is a fabulous luxury, but you can get lonely for home. I’m delighted that the poem appears … Continue reading

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