The economics of conservation – World Science Festival Brisbane

The economics of conservation – What price nature?

The past two decades have seen increasing emphasis on the economic benefits of conservation and biodiversity, attributing value to environmental goods as natural capital: discussions about ecology on the one hand and conservation on the other are increasingly couched in dollar terms.

This panel discussion – a World Science Festival Brisbane affiliate event – will examine how these frameworks impact on how we view the natural world. Hosted by Paul Barclay and featuring Hugh Possingham, Jane Gleeson-White and Charles Massy.

When: 6–8 pm,Thursday 21 March
Where: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Tickets: From $18 for concession holders and Griffith Review subscribers (book online)

Cover image: James Tylor, Turralyendi Yerta (Tindo Kakirra Yerta), 2017 [detail]

Writing the Country – Adelaide Writers’ Week

Adelaide Writers’ Week

Contributors Jane Gleeson-White, Tom Griffiths and James Bradley will discuss their contributions to Writing the Country with Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay at the 2019 Writers’ Week during Adelaide Festival.

When: Wed 6 March, 3.45–4.45 pm
Where: West Stage, Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, King William Road, Adelaide
Tickets: Free (no RSVP necessary)

More information here.

Writing the Country – Avid Reader

The natural environment is under threat. Seabirds consume plastic, glaciers in East Antarctica are melting, species’ habitats are disappearing (as are so many species themselves) and Australia’s greenhouse emissions continue to rise. As the potential for intervention appears to be tangled up in political and economic agendas, the need to renew our approach to our relationship with our world becomes more urgent.

Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country is a passionate and timely exploration of the connections between humans and the Earth. This edition maps the stories of our places; it charts the decline of their flora and fauna, and of our connection to the land, while also presenting stories of hope, adaptation and recovery. Drawing on a far-reaching set of perspectives to examine new ways of thinking, these stories analyse what’s at risk and what can be learnt.

Join editor Ashley Hay to launch Writing the Country and discuss the issues... Read more

Stories beyond ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

This free interactive event, presented by Griffith Review and Griffith Libraries, will celebrate the publication of Griffith Review 62: All Being Equal – The Novella Project VI. Our expert panel will answer your questions and explore the social, political and personal impacts of the marriage equality postal survey, bringing to life the big issues and the stories around them.

Our panelists include: Award winning author and Griffith Review editor Dr Ashley Hay (facilitator); acclaimed writers and Griffith Review contributors Benjamin Law and Erin Gough; and Griffith researchers and staff Dr Heather Faulkner and Dr Michael Carden.

When: 12–1 pm, Monday 10 December 2018
Where: G42 4.23, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Tickets: FREE (register here)

Long form and long distance – Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Join Mirandi Riwoe, Lucy Neave, Sally Breen and editor Ashley Hay as they explore the art and craft of evoking place in long-form fiction and narrative non-fiction. How does research feed into settings? How do writers bring places near and far – in terms of time as well as geography – to life? And what are the freedoms, the potentials and the responsibilities involved in realising place as a character in long-form work, as opposed to shorter formats?

When: 10–11.15 am, Friday 7 December
Where: G.11 Gold Coast Griffith University Campus
Tickets: $15–18 (program passes also available)

More information available here.

George Town Literary Festival

Conversations: Imperial Amnesia – The Legacy of the Commonwealth

What are the unspoken horrors of British ‘benevolence’ in the countries of the Commonwealth? What are the scars and legacies that remain? This session at the George Town Literary Festival will see Ali Cobby Eckermann, Bernice Chauly and Salil Tripathi approach these themes as moderated by Commonwealth Now co-editor Jane Camens.

When: 11.15 am–12.15 pm, Sunday 25 November
Where: Earth (Level 1), Bangunan UAB, George Town, Malaysia
Tickets: FREE

More information here.

All Being Equal – Tribe, Perth

Join Novella Project VI winner Holden Sheppard for the Perth launch of Griffith Review 62: All Being Equal – The Novella Project VI, hosted by OUTinPerth, Tribe Hotels and Boffins Books.

When: 6 pm, Monday 19 November
Where: Tribe, West Perth
Tickets: FREE (RSVP by email to [email protected])

More about the event here.

All Being Equal – Avid Reader

Join editor Ashley Hay, Novella Project VI winner Miriam Sved, Griffith University expert Michael Carden, and Griffith Review Fellows Rosie Funder and Victoria Carless for the launch of Griffith Review 62: All Being Equal – The Novella Project VI.

When: 6–8 pm, Thursday 15 November
Where: Avid Reader, West End
Tickets: FREE (register here)

Brisbane Writers Festival

Griffith Review 60: First Things First
Melissa Lucashenko, Marcia Langton and Ciaran O’Fairchellagh in discussion about the Uluru Statement from the Heart and more with Griffith Review 60: First Things First co-editor Sandra Phillips.

When: 2.30–3.30 pm, Friday 7 September
Where: Festival Hub, Mainwar Green, SLQ
Tickets: FREE (online)

Griffith Review 61: Who We Are – Contemporary Australian society and its issues 
Griffith Review 61: Who We Are co-editor Peter Mares, David Peetz and Maria Tumarkin discuss Australia’s changing reality.

When: 1-2 pm, Saturday 8 September
Where: Festival Hub, Mainwar Green, SLQ
Tickets: FREE (online)

Marcia Langton and Stephen Mam explore where we have come to and where Australia can progress to together with Griffith Review 60: First Things First co-editor Sandra Phillips.

When: 4.30–5.30 pm, Saturday 8 September

Where: Queensland Terrace, SLQ

Tickets: FREE (online)

No place like home – Repairing Australia’s housing crisis
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Canberra Writers Festival

Shireen Morris, Paul Daley and Melissa Lucashenko discuss issues pertaining to the Uluru Statement and much more with Griffith Review 60: First Things First co-editor Sandra Phillips.

When: 4–5 pm, Saturday 25 August
Where: Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
Tickets: $12–25 (online)

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