3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wurdi Youang, Level 5, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Grounded in the landscape of South West Victoria and imbued with the heightened sense of place and environmental culture that have long been key to Gregory Day’s work, this collection of essays explores the nuances needed to write about landscape, nature, language and history in Australia. Appearing in a conversation with writer Harriet Gaffney, Gregory will explore the resurgence of the global nature writing movement and the need for ecological care and the value of Indigenous knowledge and practices. Questions from the public are welcome. Book sales and signing sessions will be offered at the end of the event.
Tickets – $20; $10 for GRLC members
About the Presenters: Gregory Day is a writer and musician living in Wadawurrung tabayl in the Eastern Otways region of Victoria, Australia. Gregory has published five novels to date and won numerous awards including the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. In 2019 Gregory’s latest novel An archive of sand was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. In 2020 Gregory received the Patrick White Award for his work in progress, and in 2021 he received the Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize for his essay. The Watergaw. Gregory’s first book of essays, Words Are Eagles: Selected Writings on Nature and the Language of Place was published in July by Upswell Publishing.
Harriet Gaffney is an award-winning writer, scholar and arts administrator. She has a master’s degree in creative writing and is currently working on a novel for her doctorate. She is freelance as a literary professional for festivals and organizations in Australia and beyond.