Category Archives: Writing about Place – Competitions and Opportunities

Echidna Tracks

Today, Echidna Tracks, a new collection of Australian Haiku, opens for submissions. I am excited to be coediting this new collection, built and managed by web wizard Lynette Arden (who also manages the Australian Haiku Society website), with haiku poet, … Continue reading

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Small Worlds

So pleased to have my haiku accompany the beautiful images in the limited edition catalogue/book of Luke Wagner’s latest exhibition. The exhibition opens at Colville Gallery, Salamanca Place at 3pm on Sunday 5th March

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Marking the Moment

Workshop with Desiree Fitzgibbon and Lyn Reeves haiku and accompanying simple artwork Capture and record a moment from nature through haiku and mark making to create a visual expression of a sensory experience. Join poet Lyn Reeves and local artist … Continue reading

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Nature Writing Prize from The Nature Conservancy Australia

Calling all writers! The Nature Conservancy Australia is delighted to open the fourth biennial Nature Writing Prize. $5,000 will be awarded to an essay of between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’. The prize will … Continue reading

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Poetry in Hobart

Spring has arrived with a flourish of poetry events in Hobart. A new seasonal poetry reading at Hadley’s Hotel on 26th September will feature James Charlton, Philomena van Rijswijk and Megan Schaffner. Vice-Versa, a book launch concert at The Conservatorium of … Continue reading

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Ginko in the Gardens

Mid-Autumn ginko to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day Date: Sunday 17 April 2016 Time: 10.30 am – 12.00pm Venue: Japanese Gardens, Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens Ron Moss and Lyn Reeves invite you to join them in a ginko (haikuwalk) to … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Birdsong

The artwork accompanying my poems in the soon-to-be-published anthology, Birdsong: a Celebration of Bruny Island Birds, are so delightful that I wanted to share them with you. This wonderful Korean rice paper sculpture, Bird Dreaming – Pink Robin is by Hana … Continue reading

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Windfall – Australian haiku journal

It’s almost time for sending your haiku to the new journal Windfall. Submissions are accepted between 30th June and 31 July. The guidelines state : We are seeking haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life … Continue reading

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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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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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