Upcoming Nature Writing Retreats

see url tent-balconyOlvar Wood is excited to announce a new suite of nature writing retreats.

buy citalopram 20 mg online cheap Our inaugural Shallow Crossing Nature Writing Retreat at The Escape, in May, was a great success. From 2016, we will be running the retreat each year in September/October as part of the Milton ArtsFest.

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http://pinlovely.com/?p=remeron-7.5-mg-buy-online-Canada Our Retreat to an Island series, in cahoots with Time Travel Australia, will kick off in March 2016 with a week-long retreat on Kangaroo Island.

best medications for bulimia and depression In 2016, we also hope to offer nature writing retreats in Port Macquarie and Lamington National Park – more soon.

buy bactrim online Australia In 2017, again with Time Travel, we will be beginning our Nature Writing (and Walking) UK series with a journey across Britain – details soon.

order bactrim 480mg online In 2018, we are planning a one-off nature writing and ornithology trip to Peru!

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Environmental Writing Workshop: Shallow Crossing, 5 May

shallow crossingAs part of Olvar Wood’s inaugural nature writing retreat at The Escape, Shallow Crossing, near Bateman’s Bay, we are offering a one-day workshop on the art and business of nature writing.

Led by Dr Inga Simpson, This workshop 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 wonderful 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. does zithromax interact with alcohol

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

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

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

Bookings close 29 April. For all enquiries and bookings, please email admin@olvarwood.com.au

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The Great Escape: Nature Writing Retreat 2015

tent-balcony-viewWe are excited to announce that Olvar Wood will be offering an exclusive nature writing retreat next year, in late April.

We’ll be ‘glamping’ at The Escape, at Shallow Crosssing, near Bateman’s Bay, on the south coast of NSW.  It’s a beautiful, wild setting: river frontage, amid a forest of spotted gums and cycads. The accommodation is glamorous and … the food to die for.

It’s an immersion in nature, and writing about place – whether you’re dreaming of being the next Annie Dillard or Barry Lopez, wanting to write waves like Winton, or perhaps just wanting to sharpen your activist pencil to save your local environment.

There are five tents up for grabs, either for single or share occupancy, so a maximum of ten places for residential writers.

The cost is $1995 per person (single occupancy)

or $1607 per person (twin or double share).

This includes:

  • all tuition (four morning workshops and one full-day workshop – held in the studio)
  • one-on-one feedback on writing submitted beforehand
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • drinks and nibbles on arrival
  • all meals & soft drinks
  • morning teas
  • half day nature walk with Yuin Nation elder, Noel Butler
  • evening fireside concert with local musician Roddy Reason
  • access to retreat kayaks.

Tuition and feedback will be provided by Dr Inga Simpson.

Non-residential nature writers will be able to attend a one-day workshop on the Thursday (10am-5pm), including lunch and morning tea, for $125.

More information is available here:

For bookings, please email admin@olvarwood.com.au