Bundanon

3 – 4 September 2022 

Book in for a session, stay for the day or stay overnight. Become fully immersed in a program of talks and workshops with inspiring writers and storytellers.

Bundanon’s 2022 Writers Festival, Dreaming with Eyes Open, offers visitors of all ages opportunities to engage with award-winning authors and illustrators. Participate in a range of activities, from fun skill-sharing to intensive workshops exploring the literary arts in all forms.

Curated in partnership with South Coast Writers Centre, this mini festival responds to the ideas of inner and outer landscapes that run throughout Bundanon’s current exhibition season Parallel Landscapes.

Stay the night on Saturday 3 September with a package including accommodation in The Bridge, a two-course dinner, two drinks, continental breakfast and a yoga class on Sunday morning. Add accommodation to your cart when registering for Writers Week.

SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

CONVERSATION

YOU CAN’T OWN A LANDSCAPE
Delia Falconer and Jonica Newby discuss writing on climate and concepts of landscape.

10 – 11am

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

TOUR

LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL
Tour this current exhibition of Arthur Boyd works with one of Bundanon’s Art Museum guides.

11am – 12pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

WORKSHOP

TURNING STORIES INTO DREAMS
Join KhroniK in a workshop that will focus on storytelling through written and spoken art.

11am – 12pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

WORKSHOP

DREAM WITH EYES OPEN
Creative writing and illustration workshop with A.L. Tait and Dale Newman for children aged 9-14.

11am – 1pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

EXHIBITION TALK

THE RIVER AND THE SEA
The family of Reuben Ernest Brown share the stories behind key works from the current exhibition.

12pm – 1pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

CONVERSATION

HOW FICTION ENCOURAGES US TO DREAM
Kate Forsyth and A.L. Tait discuss environments and the power of enchantment in our daily lives.

1 – 2pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

CONVERSATION

SUSTAINABILITY
Diego Bonetto and Zanny Begg discuss Bonetto’s new book Eat Weeds: A Field Guide to Foraging.

2 – 3pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

WALK

FORAGING EDIBLE PLANTS
Explore the Bundanon landscape with Diego Bonetto and Michael Andrews as they open our ‘plant eyes’.

3 – 4pm

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BUNDANON WRITERS WEEK: Dreaming with eyes open

WORKSHOP

TEXT COMES ALIVE
Performative reading activities and making texts come alive for participants of all ages.

2 – 5pm

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Stay at Bundanon: Saturday 3 September

Extend your experience and stay at Bundanon overnight.
Inclusions: Saturday night dinner, breakfast and yoga on Sunday morning.

Add accommodation to your cart when registering for Writers Week.

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SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Poetry Picnic | Onsite and Online

Picnic in the landscape and respond to the paintings of artist Uncle Ben Brown. 

Ekphrasitic poetry: a visual description of a scene or work of art

Inspired by the art of ekphrasitic poetry and collaborative community arts practices, the Poetry Picnic encourages visitors to host a picnic in the landscape and respond to the paintings of artist Uncle Ben Brown.

The picnic could be on the grounds at Bundanon, or even be your own backyard.

 

Purchase Author Titles

Connect with authors and illustrators ahead of the event. Local bookstore Wax Lyrical in Berry, NSW, is currently stocking their titles.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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