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Wilderness Society Book Week

Readings Hawthorn — Woiworung Country, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122

A story can explain the big concepts from how forests can save the planet to how creatures evolve to live in the desert. Along the way, they spark wonder and make us care about everything from the smallest plankton to the tallest trees and all the animals in between. Stories connect you to what’s happening in nature all around us.

During the Wilderness Society’s Nature Book Week (5-11 September), join a group of panellists discussing how stories can help protect nature.

The panel:

Alison Binks

Artist, Architectural Designer and Author/Illustrator [shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s 2022 Environment Award for Children’s Literature for her book 9 Things To Remember (And One To Forget).

Andrew Kelly

Author and Environmentalist [shortlisted for the Wilderness Society’s 2022 Environment Award for Children’s Literature for his book The Accidental Penguin Hotel.

Danielle Clode

Author of award-winning non-fiction books [her latest, Koala: A Life In Trees, is coming out in October.

Claire Saxby

Author of fiction, non fiction and poetry for children [winner of the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non Fiction) for her book Emu.

Moderated by Professor Jen Martin.

Threatened Species Day: Wednesday 7 September.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential. Drinks and nibbles provided.

Please book here.


We are committed to providing a safe environment for our staff and customers. Ahead of the event, please visit our shop pages to find our most recent conditions of entry. As your visit will be for an extended period of time, we encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated.