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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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Ten Minutes on the Island

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre has announced the list of writers who will appear in its free feature reading for Home Truths, its two-day literary festival for Ten Days on the Island.  Concepts of home and being away from home.’islandness’, belonging, … Continue reading

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My Friends This Landscape

I’m looking forward to the launch on Thursday 7th April of a new book by Tasmanian author Anne Collins. My Friends This Landscape is described by writer Terry Whitebeach as ‘A spacious walking meditation on place by an attentive and … Continue reading

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Review – A Place on Earth

As I take my first steps into trying to understand the place of place writing in Australia I find there is a lot of discussion out there about what constitutes this relatively new genre in Australian literature. Although the tradition … Continue reading

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Home Truths- Identity

What Lies Behind a Sense of Home and Identity? As part of Ten Days on The Island the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is presenting a weekend literary festival where the idea of Place features strongly. A panel of distinguished writers discusses … Continue reading

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Home Truths – Writing Small Islands

Imagined Spaces of Possibility: Second on the literary program, Home Truths, is a session featuring Tasmanian and Prince Edward Island writers Godfrey Baldacchino, Laurie Brinklow and Pete Hay discussing ‘the cultural history of small islands and the sanctuary they can … Continue reading

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Home Truths -Ideas of Islandness

Phillip Adams will launch Island magazine and its online journal, Islet. Essays, short fiction, poems, conversations and images explore ideas of islandness from literal, philosophical and metaphorical perspectives. Sunday 3 April 12.30 – 1.00pm. For the full literary program and … Continue reading

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