Category Archives: Writing about Place

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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The Zen of Place – workshop with Rohan Wilson

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is offering a writing workshop by Vogel winner, Rohan Wilson. According to the Japanese proverb, poets know all about places without having been there. Place or setting is a vital component of any form of writing, … 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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Poet of the Fields

The poets of Ancient China were writing about their love of nature for centuries. Tao Yuanming (365-427 AD) was a poet of the Eastern Jin period and is known as the founder of pastoral poetry. The following fu poem is … 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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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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