Four writers superb with a passion for science and stories come together in this session, in which they will explore the relationship between fact and fiction – can they mix? Your hosts for this session are Coral Tulloch, Carol Patterson, Karen Viggers and Pam Wood.
At last count, Coral Tulloch has written and/or illustrated 63 fiction and non-fiction books for children, published in Australia and internationally. She has travelled to Antarctica many times, first as an Arts Fellow with the Australian Antarctic Division, and then as an artist-in-residence on tourist voyages. She also loves the wild places of Tasmania, and has a peculiar fascination with weird and wonderful rocks, like frozen lightning and a mysterious Indian mineral that reputedly makes you numb when you handle it!
Carol Patterson’s short stories are infused with a sense of fresh, vibrant life. She is particularly interested in epiphanies – the moments in peoples’ lives when they suddenly see things in a completely different way and the course of their lives change direction.
Karen Viggers is a wildlife veterinarian in her other life. Her work explores peoples’ connections with nature, grief, healing and human relationships. She is the author of four novels: The Stranding, The Lightkeeper’s Wife, The Grass Castle and The Orchardist’s Daughter.
Pam Wood recently published Waiting in the Wilderness, The Arthur River Ferryman: 1878-1913 Thames to Tarkine. She herself comes from western Tasmania and has a deep love for, and extensive knowledge of the west’s landscapes, history and environment.
This session will take place at Hadley’s Orient Hotel on Sunday the 15th of September. Tickets can be obtained here.