The inaugural Living Landscape Writers Festival features more than 11 events across two days including; writers’ talks, live performances and family activities from April 9-10.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield’s Placemaking & Activation Leader, Ms Cat Conidi says that this festival was important because of its focus on nature at a time when there is increased dialogue around the importance of climate change and the natural environment.
“Nature writing is a genre that’s growing in popularity. It allows the natural world to take centre stage of a storyline or become an agent for character development. Through this, writers are able to highlight our impact on the natural environment and the importance of our connection to it. Our relationship with nature and the community around us has never been so important” she says.
“We thought it was fitting to celebrate our natural environment and highlight some of Australia’s best writers and thinkers on nature. We hope people enjoy the program we have presented,” says Conidi.
Beginning on Saturday, you will be able to soak up the festival vibes in the curated outdoor space alongside the Port River. Packed with author talks, live music and arts and nature play activities, the FREE event is sure to delight the whole family.
Drop in to one of the free author talks featuring well known national and internationally acclaimed writers and thinkers on nature like; Baileys Women’s Prize Winner, Hannah Kent; Award Winning Poet, Jill Jones; and 2020 Dorothy Hewitt AwardWinner, Karen Wyld.
Attendees of all ages and abilities can learn how to draw a pelican with renowned illustrator Mandy Foot and finish the day off with an evening of live entertainment and a refreshment at the Pirate Life Bar, including the announcement of the inaugural Nature Writing Competition winners.
Ticketed workshops on Sunday will feature four expert led masterclasses for those wanting to learn about the craft of nature writing and how this can help inspire meaningful connections with our environment.
Masterclasses will be lead by renowned writers and thinkers; Rachael Mead, Inga Simpson, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Karen Wyld.
Held across two locations; Folklore Café at Hart’s Mills Precinct and One Seed HQ in the heart of heritage Port Adelaide. Workshops will run between 2-3 hours and start at $30.
For more information and to book tickets for Sunday visit their website.