ADELAIDE WRITERS’ WEEK
Griffith Review: Writing the Country
James Bradley, Jane Gleeson-White & Tom Griffiths with Ashley Hay
As the planet’s climate undergoes dramatic change, how can we survive in a transformed and sometimes threatening world?
When: 3.45 pm, Wednesday 6 March 2019
Where: West Stage, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens
King William Road
WORLD SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Griffith Review in Conversation: The economics of conservation
Charles Massy, Jane Gleeson-White and Hugh Possington with Paul Barclay
When: Thursday 21 March 2019 from 5pm
Drinks from 5pm in The Conservatorium Board Room (South Brisbane)
Event from 6pm in The Ian Hangar Recital Hall
WRITER IN RESIDENCE PUBLIC LECTURE
1942: Rabaul Year Zero
How do you write a book about the 1942 Japanese invasion of the Australian Territory of New Guinea – and in 2018, why would you even want to do that anyway?
Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Where: Adams Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Canberra
News + Events
In March 2019 I am speaking at two events related to Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country:
1. Adelaide Festival Writers’ Week, Wednesday 6 March
2. World Science Festival in Brisbane, Thursday 21 March.
Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country (February 2019) examines strategies that offer radical ideas on how we might navigate the Anthropocene. My essay is Valuing country: let me count three ways.
I also have a new scholarly essay - Contested land: Country and terra nullius in Plains of Promise and Benang: From the heart - published the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature Vol. 3. 18 (2018). It’s the third and concluding of my three essays on representations of country in the fiction of Alexis Wright and Kim Scott. (See Essays for details of the other two.)
My essay My womb is not terra nullius in Choice Words: A collection of writing about abortion edited by Louise Swinn, published by Allen & Unwin in March 2019.