New nature

New nature

What does it mean to write about nature in 21st century Australia? A new wave of Australian nature writers will redefine how to write about landscape, Country, ecology, and biosphere.

painting of trees
Saturday
22 February 2020 2pm to 3:30pm

Price

General Admission: $10.00
State Library Friends Members: Free

Location

Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

New nature

With Evelyn Araluen, James Bradley & Eve Vincent

What does it mean to write about nature in 21st century Australia? The Romantic model, embraced by Australian nature writers post-settlement, was unsuited to a continent that had been inhabited for tens of thousands of years by Aboriginal people. The rapid pace of climate change has forced a reassessment of what nature is, and how it relates to us. A new wave of Australian nature writers will redefine how to write about landscape, Country, ecology, and biosphere.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Review of Books

 


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