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Writing Natural Places

Join Lee Kofman in this online workshop exploring how writers of fiction and non-fiction can convey their passion for natural environments vividly and powerfully on the page.

Naturalist Roger Tory Peterson suggests that nature-based art offers readers ‘awareness, and in that awareness is the beginning of all true conservation’.

This workshop will provide writers with skills in capturing the essence of natural places on the page, whether in fiction or non-fiction. Lee will facilitate discussion and practical exercises to help you write honestly and clearly about the places you love and bring those places to life for your readers.


Participants will:

  • Explore literary techniques to convey natural environments
  • Learn how to use natural environments to express emotional truth in your work
  • Learn how to write natural places as characters
  • Complete practical exercises to develop vivid writing techniques


This workshop is suitable for all writers at all levels who want to get more creative with settings and place.


About Lee Kofman

Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian author of three fiction books and two memoirs, including Imperfect (Affirm Press, 2019), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award, and The Dangerous Bride (Melbourne University Press, 2014), co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura Press, 2016) and editor of Split (Ventura Press, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards – anthologies of memoir by prominent Australian authors. Her short works have been widely published in Australia, US, UK, Scotland, Israel and Canada; her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Lee’s new book, The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura Press), is out in 2022.


Members $88 / Non-members $140

This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders. A recording will be available to registered participants for two weeks after the event.


—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you are a member of another state based writers centre, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the event to get a code for the member price. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!



  • Starts: October 9th, 2022 2:00 PM
  • Finishes: October 9th, 2022 5:00 PM

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Writing Natural Places

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