Crossing Country – a storied walk along a sandy river

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After a sell-out season at the 2015 writers’ festival, NT Writers’ Festival brings you a new version of the writers’ walk along the banks of the Todd River, with two new writers on board. Led by local journalist and author of ‘Writing Home: Walking, Literature and Belonging in Australia’s Red Centre’, Glenn Morrison, the walk follows the river for 4 kms along its shady banks from the CBD to the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

Along the way four local writers and storytellers – Veronica Dobson, Fiona Walsh, Alex Nelson and Pat Ansell-Dodds – will each offer a particular perspective of the country to begin to build a sense of the Centre’s multi-layered history: the landscape of the totemic ancestors, its settlement through conflict, the river’s desert ecology, and a generation lost.

Let walking help shed the usual filters through which we see and perceive the world anew – for things look different at four kilometres an hour.

NT Writers’ Festival 18-21 May. For all events go to

Sunday 21 May 2017
8am – 11am
Todd River
$60/$55 NTWC/Conc