CancelledWriters at the Woolshed - Bowna

This event has been postponed with a future date to be advised.

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Earth Canvas is about linking writers and readers with regenerative farmers to create a better future. An opportunity for writers and readers to experience an ecological cattle farm on the Southwest slopes of Southern NSW.

Be inspired by the Murray Valley landscape and ecosystems working on Bibbaringa by enjoying a weekend of author presentations and a day of specialised workshops with world renowned writers.

Saturday 4 April:  9:30 am - 4:30 pm Writers in Conversation

                               6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Paddock to Plate Dinner Speaker Alison Pouliot

Sunday 5 April:    10:00 am - 2:30 pm Farm Landscape Writing Workshops Drawing from the Landscape


Guest Authors:

Patti Miller - is an award winning writer, tutor and mentor. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction, memoir and fiction as well as writing texts and including The Mind of a Thief, Ransacking Paris, Writing True Stories and her latest work The Joy of High Places. Patti founded Life stories Workshop in 1991 and offers non-fiction and memoir classes in Australia, Fiji, Bali, London and Paris.

Alison Pouliot - is a natural historian and environmental photographer who uses words and images to evoke stories of the living world, as well as the non-living. Alison is especially interested in forgotten corners and lifeforms; the stuff that slips between the cracks and is partial to the fungal and the spineless. Alison released her book, The Allure of Fungi in 2018 and is an Honorary Fellow at the Australian National University.

Kim Mahood - is the author of Craft for a Dry Lake, which won both the 2000 Age Book of the year and 2001 NSW Premiers Award for non-fiction, and Position Doubtful, which received multiple short-listings including 2016 Victorian Premier’s Award for non-fiction, 2017 National Biography Award and 2017 Queensland Literary Awards. Kim’s essays have been published widely and her art work is held in state, territory and regional galleries

Karen Viggers - is a wildlife veterinarian and author of four internationally bestselling novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife, The Grass Castle and The Orchardist’s Daughter. Karen writes contemporary realist fiction set in Australian landscapes. Her books tackle contentious issues, and explore connection with the bush, grief and loss, healing in nature, family, marriage and friendship.

Amanda Webster - is the author of The Boy Who Loved Apples and A Tear in the Soul. Amanda grew up in Kalgoorlie and graduated from the University of Western Australia as a doctor. She left medicine to raise a family and turned to writing after her son Riche’s illness. Amanda has a Masters in Fine Arts from the City University of Hong Kong and her work has appeared in several US literary journals.

Richard Anderson - is a writer and second-generation farmer from northern New South Wales. He has been running a beef-cattle farm for twenty-five years, but has also worked as a miner and had a stint on the local council. Richard is the author of The Good Teacher (Harper Collins) and two rural-crime novels, Retribution and Boxed (Scribe). His new novel is Small Mercies. Richard lives with his wife, Sue, three dogs, and a cat.


When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 04 April 2020 | 09:30 AM - Sunday, 05 April 2020 | 02:30 PM


Bibbaringa, 1268 Wymah Road, Bowna   View Map

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