Walking the Journey: The Role of Nature and Place in Speculative Fiction

Themes:
Science Fiction/FantasyNew Zealand
What:
Panel
When:
13:00, Saturday 1 Aug 2020 NZST (50 minutes)
Where:
Programming - Programme Room 3 (Webinar)
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How do we use our sense of place and our awareness of the natural world in our storytelling? There’s the place of our ancestry with its traditional stories; there’s the place of our birth and upbringing; and there’s the place where we live now. All play a part in shaping how, and what, we write. Often our spiritual beliefs and practices are anchored by the place of our origins. What happens to our stories when we move away from that place? In this panel, writers from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia discuss what place means to them, and its role in shaping their creative writing.


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