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6 May - Youth Writing Competition

Youth Writing Competition Presentation

Saturday 6 May

Singleton Writers Group will present the Youth Writing Competition winners at a presentation at Singleton library. Entries close on April 22 with four winners to share in $500 prize money. The competition is open to youth aged 5 to 25 and has the theme of ‘My Dream’. A maximum of 500 words can be written on the topic. All entries to include name, address, phone and age and are to be sent to library@singleton.nsw.gov.au.

When: 10:00am Saturday 6 May
Where: Singleton Library, Queen Street, Singleton
Cost: Free
Further information: Enquiries to 0407 455 299

6 May - How to Connect with Nature

How to Connect with Nature

Saturday 6 May

This workshop traces the history of the separation between humans and nature and explores how reconnecting with nature can provide a vital path to emotional health. For the first time ever, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. For the vast majority of human history, our environment has been predominantly natural, but now it is urban, and increasingly virtual. As we spend more and more of our lives interacting with technology, this workshop asks what nature means, why we need it, and how reclaiming our place in the natural world might help us be more fully human.

Presenting this workshop is Claire Dunn who is a writer, educator, journalist and barefoot explorer. Growing up on a farm in the Hunter Valley, Claire has been exploring and protecting wild places since childhood. Her love for nature propelled her to work for many years as an environmental campaigner for organisations such as the Wilderness Society before turning her attention to the human-nature connection, studying Deep Ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology and wilderness survival skills.

In 2010, Claire embarked on a year of bush living, completing the ‘Guunuwa Independent Wilderness Studies Program’. Her recent book My Year Without Matches: Escaping the city in Search of the Wild is a memoir of that journey.

When: 10:00am to 1:30pm Saturday 6 May
Where: Singleton Library, Queen Street, Singleton
Cost: This workshop is free however bookings are essential and can be made by calling Singleton Library on 6578 7500.
Further information: Contact Singleton Library on 6578 7500. This event is part of the Sustainable Singleton Program.

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