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Childhood, Writing and the Natural World

Nature Festival South Australia

Thursday, October 6

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Inga Simpson, Danielle  Clode and Jessica White discuss writing, childhood and Australia’s natural world .


Bradley Forum

Level 5 Hawke Building


Children’s books, often written by women, have inspired our engagement with nature and created generations of passionate conservationists. Danielle Clode will talk about Dorothy Wall, the author of Blinky Bill and the campaign to save the koala from imminent extinction in the 1930s. Inga Simpson contemplates what it is to live and write close to nature post Black-Summer, through her process of reforesting a childhood place laden with family and colonial male legacies. She asks whether it is possible, given the weight of ecological grief upon us, to find and nurture our eco-self through relationship with a home patch, no matter how small.

FREE but bookings essential


In Conversation with Geoff Lemon & Kate Mildenhall

Thu 10 Nov 2022 at 6:30pm

Readings Hawthorn

Woiworung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

Join us for a live recording of Kate Mildenhall’s brilliant The First Time Podcast: Masters Series as she and Geoff Lemon chat with Inga Simpson about her brilliant new novel, WILLOWMAN.

FREE but bookings are essential   

Weds 23 Nov 2022 at 6:00pm


West End, Brisbane 


Fri 25 Nov 2022 at 6:00pm

Baffies Oan Books 

225 Mount Glorious Rd, Samford Valley 4520


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