Category Archives: Writing about Place

Bearing Witness to Place – WIldcare Prize

The winners of the 2013 Wildcare Tasmania International Nature Writing Prize were announced on March 23 at The Lark as part of the Tasmanian Writers’ Festival,during Ten Days on the Island.   Tanya Massy of Brunswick West, Victoria, took out first place for her essay, … Continue reading

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With open eyes and hearts

While cleaning up files on my computer I came across and reread Martin Hawes’s reflections on the little book Watersmeet: haiku when he launched it at the Hobart Bookshop in 2005. As well as commenting on the book, Martin spoke insightfully … Continue reading

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Disappearing Places

An exciting innovation from The Red Room Company, The Disappearing is an innovative app that explores poetry and place using geolocation technology. They are looking for poems ‘that capture the emotions, ideas and experiences associated with places that may vanish … 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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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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