Delia Falconer in conversation with Jonica Newby ‘You can’t own a landscape’

Presented as part of Bundanon’s Writers Week: Dreaming with eyes open

Arthur Boyd often stated that no one could own a landscape. Falconer and Newby discuss writing on climate and concepts of landscape, within the context of the Boyds’ commitment to the natural environment.


Delia Falconer is the award-winning author of two novels, The Service of Clouds, The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, and Sydney, a personal history of her hometown, where she still lives. Her fourth book, Signs and Wonders: Dispatches from a time of beauty and loss, was published by Scribner Australia in 2021.


Dr Jonica Newby is an award-winning science reporter, writer, TV presenter and director, best known for her two decades on ABC TV’s weekly science program, Catalyst. Her latest book Beyond climate grief: a journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can, charts her struggles navigating the emotional turmoil of climate change, and provides guidance and emotional sustenance to help us face the uncertainties ahead.


Bundanon Writers Week: Dreaming with eyes open

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.

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$15 for 1 session | $50 FOR THE DAY: Add 4 or more paid Writers Week events to your cart and pay no more than $50.


Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo.

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03/09/2022 - 03/09/2022 Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon

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