Talking Writing: Exploring the nature of place
Thursday 20 April, 6–8:00pm
Talking Writing is our regular themed writing event, designed to explore the limits of what writing is and where it can take you. The first event in the 2023 series will focus on writing place, environment and the climate crisis.
At Talking Writing: Exploring the nature of place, a journalist, scientist, poet and speculative fiction writer discuss writing hope and despair in the face of climate emergency.
Join us at Writing NSW on Thursday 20 April 2023 from 6pm and hear our guests discuss how they respond to the climate emergency through their writing, how they navigate hope and despair, and how narrative can help shape or draw attention to the future we see before us.
From 6pm, join us for drinks, nibbles, and a chance to meet other writers. The panel will take place from 6:30-8pm.
Guests include Emeritus Professor Lesley Hughes, Gamilaroi poet Luke Patterson, journalist Ivy Shih, and speculative fiction novelist Daniel Findlay. Hosted by Jane McCredie, CEO of Writing NSW.
Writing NSW members can attend for free and bring along a plus one. The event is $10 for non-members. Register for Talking Writing: Exploring the nature of place
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Jane McCredie is a writer, journalist and a former book publisher who is now CEO of Writing NSW. She is a former science publisher and a writer and journalist with a special interest in science and medicine. She is the author of Making Girls and Boys: Inside the science of sex and was coeditor of […]
Ivy Shih is a science writer, producer and illustrator. A former researcher, she now loves exploring the crossover between science and society. Her work has appeared in Nature, Cosmos and the ABC astronomy podcast Cosmic Vertigo and she was editor of the 2022 The Best Australian Science Writing Anthology.
Dan Findlay is the author of Year of the Orphan, a speculative fiction novel set in outback Australia. Dan is an historian by training, a writer by trade, and has over ten years’ experience editing Australia’s leading youth magazines. He also has over fifteen years experience as a writer and photographer for a variety of […]
Lesley Hughes is Professor Emerita in Biology and Pro-Chancellor at Macquarie University. Her principal research interests have been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems and the implications for conservation. She is a former Lead Author for the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner, a member of the […]
Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet, musician and educator living on Gadigal lands. His poetry has appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Plumwood Mountain, Rabbit, Running Dog and The Suburban Review. He has also featured in the anthologies Active Aesthetics, Firefront: first nation’s poetry and power today, Best of Australian Poems 2021 and Nangamay Mana Djurali: […]
First Friday with Fiona Hazard
First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This June, we invite you to our online event with Fiona Hazard, group publishing director for Hachette Australia and New Zealand.