5 May – Environmental Writing Workshop

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As part of Olvar Wood’s inaugural nature writing retreat at The Escape, near Bateman’s Bay, I’m leading a workshop on the art and business of nature and environmental writing. It is ideal for those new to nature writing as well as professional writers working in environmental fields.

Whether you’re writing for your local government publication, volunteer newsletter, or just want to capture place more effectively in your fiction or non fiction – this one-day intensive in a gorgeous setting will inspire.

You’ll focus on techniques for bringing landscapes, flora and fauna to life for your audience, including: evocative description, effective use of emotion, and the importance of story. You’ll also consider issues such as anthropomorphism, culture versus nature, and the challenges faced when writing with an environmental message.

The workshop uses a combination of instruction, inspiring examples of nature writing, practical writing exercises, with plenty of opportunity for group discussion. You’ll come away with a stronger understanding of nature writing, contemporary environmental writing, and a practical toolkit for sharing your love of nature on the page.

Date: Tuesday 5 May (9.30am-4pm).

Cost: $125, including lunch and morning tea (the food, by the way, is fabulous!).

Booking close 17 April. For all enquiries and bookings, please email admin@olvarwood.com.au

Shallow Crossing is about 2hrs from Canberra or 30 mins from Bateman’s Bay.

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