Tag Archives: nature writing

Castlemaine State Festival

Later this month I’ll be participating the Castlemaine State Festival (22-31 March), a stunning bi-annual arts festival, which this year is focussing on sustainability, nature and rural living. I’ll be teaching a nature writing workshop on Friday 29 March. You … Continue reading

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Re-release day

My three novels  – Mr Wigg, Nest and Where the Trees Were  – have just been re-released in a new format. A bit like a nice matching box set. And they’re reasonably priced, at $19.95. You can buy them at … Continue reading

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Chasing rainbows

I’ve wasted a lot of time chasing rainbows. Turns out, they come to you. I drive up to Baroon Pocket Dam, on the Blackall Range, with the modest hope of a bushwalk and a few photo opportunities. I park in the picnic area, and before I even get … Continue reading

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Little fish

I have never read a book that has articulated better exactly what riding a bicycle down Northbourne Avenue in the heart of winter feels like: of anybody, you all here tonight should appreciate how rarely Canberran experiences are reflected in the Australian literary imagination. We got one! This book accurately describes the public service as part of an interesting queer feminist plot. And among all that flotsam, Where the Trees Were sustains a universal story: one of realising things as we grow up into teenagers, and carrying those realisations into adult responsibilities. Continue reading

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Shallow Crossing

The flash and gleam of light, the plop and bubble of others, below – the constant play of a world within a world that knows its own secret. Continue reading

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Nature writing @ Woodfordia

So, what is nature writing anyway? It’s a question I’m often asked and one I’ll be answering this  long weekend at The Planting, the funky festival at Woodfordia. The Planting began as a project to regenerate the site of the Woodford Folk festival in … Continue reading

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5 May – Environmental Writing Workshop

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 … Continue reading

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Nature Writing @ Reality Bites

Inga will be teaching a nature writing workshop as part of the Reality Bites Writers Festival at Cooroy Library on Friday morning, 24 October. Reality Bites is a wonderful non-fiction festival (though touches of fiction are creeping in, showing how blurry … Continue reading

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BBWF: Nature Writing Workshop

I’m heading south for the Byron Way Writers Festival at the end of this month, hoping for the blissful Byron weather that the tent festival nearly always manages to delivers up. I’m looking forward to seeing Jeanette Winterson’s Keynote address on the … Continue reading

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Consolations of the Forest

I’ve had a bit of a natter about cabins in the woods, solitude and rewilding  – around two lovely books: Sylvain Tesson’s Consolations of the Forest and George Monbiot’s Feral. ‘Some people can dine exclusively by feasting their eyes on … Continue reading

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