Claire Dunn is a writer and a passionate advocate for rewilding our…Discover
Alison Gibbs was born in Kyogle in 1963 and spent her childhood in the…Discover
Join Claire Dunn in conversation with Alison Gibbs at Roaring Stories on how, amidst the concrete and the busyness, we can learn to pay attention and answer the call of the wild.
While we are famously a nature-loving nation, 86 per cent of Australians call the city home. Dunn's new book, Rewilding the Urban Soul, explores how our citizenry can connect with nature even as they seem far from its heart. As the Tyson Yunkaporta, author of Sand Talk says: ‘how do we create a liveable habitat for our bodies and spirits and relations in these murderous places? You might find the answer in this book.’
Claire Dunn is a writer and a passionate advocate for rewilding our inner and outer landscapes. She worked for many years as a campaigner for the Wilderness Society and now facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats and contemporary wilderness rites of passage. In 2010, Claire lived in the bush for a year as part of a wilderness survival program, an experience she wrote about in My Year Without Matches. She currently lives in Melbourne.
Alison Gibbs was born in Kyogle in 1963 and spent her childhood in the towns and villages of northern New South Wales. She now lives in Sydney, where she runs her own writing consultancy producing copy for United Nations agencies and the not-for-profit sector. Her short stories and essays have been published and broadcast in Australia and the United Kingdom and have received numerous short-listings and awards. Repentance is her first novel.