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Once Upon A River – nature writing inspired by the Werribee River Catchment

October 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Once Upon a River is a nature-writing program, exploring Wyndham’s spectacular natural spaces and diverse ecosystems. Each session visits a new place and will begin with a short nature walk, guided by a WRA representative. An experienced writer, poet and/or musician will then help to get the creative juices flowing, with a facilitated writing session, drawing on inspiration from the surrounding plants, animals and waterways.
Our first session will take place at the Werribee River Park. Our walk will take us under a canopy of River Red Gums, along the river’s edge. We’ll discover some of the plants and animals that call this part of the world home. After arriving at our writing spot, writer Fatima Measham will provide prompts to get pens on paper.
No writing experience is necessary. Please bring paper and pens. Morning tea provided. Enter via gate 5 off K Road. More access information will be given prior to the event. Please register via Eventbrite for updates.
This program has been generously supported by Arts Assist.
About Fatima:
Fatima Measham is a writer and speaker living west of the Werribee River on Wadawurrung country. Her recent work focuses on nature, conservation, and the tensions inherent in our claims of love for animals. She is also a conservation volunteer and works as Community Engagement Facilitator at the Werribee River Association. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, the Guardian, America magazine and other publications. She grew up on the traditional land of the Higaonon in the Philippine south.
For more info please contact [email protected]


October 28, 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Werribee River Association
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Werribee Park Farm and Community Hub

Gate 5, K Road
Werribee, 3030
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