Dr Robert Michael (Bob) Pyle

Dr Robert Michael (Bob) Pyle is a world-acclaimed nature writer, academic, conservation biologist, essayist and poet, hosted in Australia by the Watermark Literary Muster and the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre’s Environmental Writing program, Writing Place.

He is a Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow. Recently the Kittredge Distinguished Writer at the University of Montana, Pyle taught environmental writing in Tajikistan for the Aga Khan Trust for the Humanities, and was Werner Writer-in-Residence at the Fishtrap environmental retreat in 2010.

He has won numerous writing awards including the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, the Harry B. Nehls Award in Nature Writing, and the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. He has authored 14 books and lives in Washington State,USA.

Writing Place – Stalking the Wild Words
One-day Workshop with Dr Robert Pyle, Sunday 26 June, 9.30am – 4pm

On this very special one-day workshop, in the heart of one of Tasmania’s most diverse wilderness areas, Dr Robert Pyle will write with you in Mt Field National Park – taking a road-trip in a fern forest, exploring a continent in a lake bed, finding the compelling story in natural history. Most of us who care about literature and the land can recall a special place that opened our eyes, hearts and imaginations to the more-than-human world. The workshop will combine lecture with observation, conversation and writing in any and all forms, examining ways into stories of the senses, the heart and the wider world.

What better way to sharpen your environmental writing skills than to immerse yourself in a pristine location, in the company of like-minded people, with the rare opportunity of personal guidance from a highly distinguished writing mentor and naturalist?

Suitable for: Published and unpublished writers from many fields - scientists, environmental managers, activists, natural historians, travel and outdoor writers, tourism writers, essayists, journalists, poetry and fiction writers and others. Your concerns and writing forms may range widely. Participants at all levels are welcome to this rare opportunity to meet and work personally with Dr Pyle.

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