Hamilton Hill resident to lead group of aspiring writers on weeklong trip to Kimberley

Nandi Chinna. Picture: Jon Hewson
Nandi Chinna. Picture: Jon Hewson

FRESH from her work fighting to halt Roe 8, Nandi Chinna has set her sights on another project.

In May, Dr Chinna will lead a group of aspiring writers on a weeklong immersion trip to a Kimberley cattle station.

“The Kimberley is a very evocative landscape. It feels like another country from the Australia that urban people are familiar with,” she said.

“Up at Diggers Rest we will be away from the usual distractions of telephones, internet, traffic and routines.

“We will be in immersing ourselves in wild country, sunsets, dawns filled with birdsong and the extraordinary colours of the Kimberley.”

The Hamilton Hill resident said the week would be dedicated to “exploring creative responses to encounters with wild places”.

“New experiences are always a catalyst for creativity,” she said.

“To be in a completely different environment, to be part of the working Kimberley cattle station, to go fishing for barramundi, sit around the campfire under the huge star filled skies, will really affect us on a physical and emotional level and will stimulate an outpouring of creativity.

“Every day we will be having new and exciting experiences and I will be inviting participants to express these encounters through creative writing.”

The workshop is aimed at poetry and prose writers.

For information visit www.ontheverandah.com.au or phone 0428 254 529.