Ross Brownscombe - In Search of Space - Saturday 28th October

To be launched by Haydn Washington

In Search Of Space — Journeys In Wild Places is a collection of essays by Ross Brownscombe that were published in various magazines - most notably Wilderness News, the magazine of The Wilderness Society. The essays describe his encounters with wild places in the Blue Mountains, Southwest Tasmania and Alaska, occasionally alone but most often with his wife and family.

Wild places are everywhere distinctive, idiosyncratic, unique. And rare. Unfortunately, in Australia, opportunities for reading imaginative, lyrical, non fiction prose – nature writing – that explores the poetry and magic of wild places are also rare. In Search Of Space — Journeys In Wild Places attempts to rectify that. In the great nature writing tradition of Peter Matthiessen, Barry Lopez and Edward Abbey, these essays are part travelogue, part memoir, sometimes provocative, always lyrical and engaging.

Ross writes of journeys he has made, often accompanied by his wife and children, to wild places in the Blue Mountains, central Australia, southwest Tasmania. He and his family raft down a remote river in Alaska and get closer to wildness than any of them had bargained for. His vivid, searching essays are encounters with landscape, ideas, self and family that show why we need wild places as part of our being.


Date and time: Saturday 28th October, 3.30pm for 4pm

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