Landscapes Close to Home

Hadley's Orient Hotel 17 September, 2017 12:00 - 13:00

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Sam Cuff
Gina Mercer
Arnold Zable

What’s it like to fly from a refugee camp one week and go bushwalking on Maria Island the next? Hear the voices of young refugees and migrants who are coming close to landscape and a sense of home by exploring Tasmania’s iconic national parks. Participants in the ‘Get Outside’ program (Parks & Wildlife Service plus Wildcare) present writings and images from their Maria Island expedition along with Sam Cuff (Education Ranger) and Gina Mercer (Tasmanian writer).


Sam Cuff has been using the natural environment to build community, improve people’s health and well being, and celebrate heritage values in his role with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service for the last twelve years. He is a passionate Tasmanian and looks forward to sharing the story of the Get Outside program, and showcasing how it is changing lives in the state.  

Gina Mercer is a writer, teacher and editor who has taught creative writing and literature in universities and communities for nearly 30 years. She was the editor of Island magazine from 2006 until 2010, and has published four collections of poetry—The Ocean in the Kitchen (Five Islands Press, 1999), Night Breathing (Picaro Press, 2006), Handfeeding the Crocodile (Pardalote Press, 2007) and Seasoned with Honey (with three other poets, Walleah Press, 2008).

Arnold Zable is an award-winning writer, storyteller, educator, and human rights advocate. His acclaimed books include Jewels and Ashes, Wanderers and Dreamers, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, and Violin Lessons. His most recent book, The Fighter, was published in 2016.


$15.00 General  |  $10.00 Member / Concession / Student

Online ticket sales will be cut off from Friday 15 September at 2.00pm. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door.