I won a thing!
This year, two Tasmanian National Parks are celebrating their centenaries – Mt. Field and Freycinet on the beautiful east coast.
At the end of August, I had the pleasure of spending a lovely weekend up at Coles Bay, in a house looking out to the Hazards, and participating in the 100th birthday celebrations for Freycinet National Park.
Part of the celebrations involved the announcement of winners of the the 2016 Tasmanian Wildcare Nature Writing Prize. I’m really pleased to have been announced as one of the runners-up for this prize, for my essay Selling the Farm, much of which was written while I was on retreat on a fabulous Dombrovskis Parks and Wildlife Residency at Lake St Clair National Park.
Overall prize winner Harriet Riley came all the way over from New York to join myself, judge Sarah Day, and members of the Tasmanian Writers Centre – we had a lot of fun over the weekend, and did our very best to support Tasmanian champers and cheese producers 🙂 You can read Harriet’s winning essay Endings – On Love and Extinction in the latest Island mag, which I encourage you all to go out and subscribe to.
My essay will be available for public consumption shortly – stay tuned for more details.