Category Archives: Writing about Place – Competitions and Opportunities

Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize

Of course, not all haiku are nature poems, but since most haiku usually feature some aspect of nature I thought it appropriate to list this competition in honour of Australia’s well-loved poet, Janice Bostok.  Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize: Australia’s … 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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Nature Poetry Competition

British poetry magazine,The Rialto, in conjunction with RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is running a nature poetry competition which will be judged by Sir Andrew Motion and Mark Cocker. The closing date is 30 April, 2012 … 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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Perilously Short Nature Writing Competition

The new issue of Perilous Adventures is inviting online submissions of nature writing (100 words) – ‘can be an essay, poem, fiction or … rant.’ For more information visit the Perilous Adventures blog – where you can also read the … 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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Honoring Japan’s ‘sense of place’

An Art/Poetry Benefit for Japan by International Artists. International Haiku poets from around the world can send senseofplaceLAB haiku that honor Japan’s ‘sense of place’: moments and experiences that make Japan a unique place in the world. These poems will … 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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