Writing about country – Meg Mooney

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Nature writing is an established genre in Europe and North America but there is still not an extensive body of work published in this genre from Australia. For local writer Meg Mooney, writing about Central Australia’s sandplains, ranges, gorges, plants, animals, and its people, has been part of the process of finding home. At this workshop, Meg will share writing from her favourite nature
writers, in both prose and poetry, for discussion. Participants are asked to bring their own writing about country, for reading and discussion.

Meg Mooney is a natural scientist and poet who has been in central Australia for 28 years. Meg is launching her latest book, Being Martha’s Friend, Ginninderra Press, at Eye of the Storm writers’ festival. Meg’s other books are ‘For the dry country: writing and drawings from the Centre’, a collaboration with artist Sally Mumford, Ptilotus Press, 2005; and ‘The Gap’, co-winner of The Picaro Poetry Prize in 2010.

For program and more workshops go to http://www.ntwriters.com.au

Image from Jan Bauer's graphic novel 'The Salty River' published by Twelve Panels Press.
Saturday 19 September 2015
2pm – 4pm
Blakeman Shelter, Olive Pink Botanic Garden
$50/$45 NTWC/Conc