The launch of Peter Boyle’s fabulous new book Ghostspeaking takes place this afternoon, Friday 23 September at Gleebooks, Sydney, launched by Luke Fischer who’ll also chair a discussion with Peter, Michelle Cahill, Judith Beveridge, and David Brooks (tbc) on themes connected to the book. The event is free, RSVP (02) 9660 2333.



Tickets are now on sale for the Mick Dark Talk for the Future 2016, to be held in Wentworth, NSW. This annual event honours the generosity and legacy of Varuna’s patron Mick Dark, with a talk to inspire community discussion of environmental issues of local and global significance. We hope very much that you would like to join us for an afternoon of galvanising discussion and food for thought as we present The Future is Wild: The Mick Dark Talk for the Future 2016.

In a conversation facilitated by Dr Kate Fagan, internationally respected speakers and writers Jane Gleeson-White and Claire Dunn will discuss the essential shift in thinking taking place in individuals, governments and global corporations as we recognise and act on the knowledge that that we are not separate from but intrinsically connected to nature.

Held in the beautiful Kindlehill School Performance Space, the discussion between these two superb writers and thinkers will draw out points of view grounded in economic and personal philosophy. In her book Six Capitals: The Revolution capitalism has to have, Jane Gleeson-White urged readers to extend the familiar concepts of financial and manufactured capital to include four new categories of wealth: intellectual, human, social and relationship, and natural capital. Claire Dunn, a passionate advocate for “rewilding” our inner and outer landscapes, spent a year living off the grid and learning wilderness survival skills and wrote about this experience in her memoir My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild.

Book now at for this afternoon of wild economics, wild solutions and wild living.

When: 2.00pm, Sunday 25 September
Where: Kindlehill School Performance Space – 8 Lake St, Wentworth Falls – map
Tickets: $18 or $15 Concession
Supervised childcare available – $10/child – booking essential.

For more information, contact Georgia Adamson, varuna at varuna dot com dot au