Nature Writing Workshop for Young People
Micro-fiction nature stories. Let nature be the inspiration for your next story!
Take an eco-walk along Coledale Beach with local ecologist and nature writer Dr Kat. During the walk we will immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the coastal environment. In this workshop you will learn to observe the subtleties of nature and use your observations to write your own piece of nature themed micro-fiction. The workshop will involve a fieldtrip to the beach, followed by a detailed class on how to plan, structure and write micro-fiction stories based on the plants and/or animals you observe during the fieldtrip.
10am-11.30pm, Ages 10-14
Katarina Mikac is a SCWC/Wollongong Botanic Garden Writer in Residence, and an ecologist with the firm belief that we are not apart from nature, rather a part of nature. Katarina identifies as a CALD writer. She has written over 50 scientific manuscripts on nature in Australia and internationally, focusing on threats to a species' home and therefore its survival. She has written numerous popular science articles for children, and has taught scientific communication and writing to international students for over 15 years. She is currently working on several works of fiction in the nature writing genre, mostly for young teenagers.
This workshop presented in partnership between the South Coast Writers Centre and Wollongong Botanic Garden.