Kioloa Weekend Nature Writing Retreat
December 4-6, 2015
Cost: $525 (includes accommodation, tuition, guided walks, and all meals).
Where: Kioloa, far south coast, NSW
The miniature sandscapes of ridge and valley pressed into the soles of my feet and for days after the walk I would feel a memory of that pressure and pattern” ~ Robert Macfarlane.
Start your writing summer early by spending a weekend immersed in writing and place on the pristine far south coast of New South Wales.
Writing workshops will be led by Dr Inga Simpson, author of Nest and Mr Wigg. You’ll learn more about the genre of nature writing, and through a mixture of tuition, examples, practical writing exercises and discussion, hone your skills for describing the natural world and anchoring character and plot to place. You’ll also consider issues around writing for advocacy, anthropomorphism v anthropocentrism, and notions of belonging.
We’ll be staying in an historic homestead on the Australian National University Kioloa coastal campus.
The weekend will also include guided walks, led by archaeologist (and head chef!), Chris Carter. We’ll learn more about the natural and human histories of Kioloa and get a closer look at its beautiful beaches and forest.
Kioloa is 2 & 1/2 hours from Canberra and 3 & 1/2 hours from Sydney.
Watch a gorgeous video about Kioloa Coastal campus here.
Bookings via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Inga regarding the workshop content: Inga@olvarwood.com.au