From the bewitching ocean-depths to our local parklands, how can writers represent nature in a beguiling way? Learn how to overcome the challenges of writing about animals, plants, landscapes and local environments with award-winning author Rebecca Giggs (Fathoms: the world in the whale). Using practical writing exercises and group discussion, participants call upon an encounter they've had with the natural world to shape a compelling fiction or non-fiction narrative. Leave with several new strategies for embarking upon the transfixing genre of nature writing.
Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has been widely published, including in Best Australian Essays, Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Stories, Granta, Aeon, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and Griffith Review. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel about, and feel for, animals in a time of technological change and ecological crisis.