Bert Spinks is a writer, poet, storyteller and bushwalking guide from Tasmania. His work spans a variety of genres, looking at history, geography, travel, politics, culture, beer, and Aussie Rules football.
He has been a contributor to the Crafty Pint, Open Road Review, Tasmania Forty South, Transportation Press, Vice, Crikey, the Daily Review, Places Magazine and other online and printed publications. In August 2016, his landscape-travelogue On a hasty journey across Iceland was short-listed for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers.
Bert has also been an invited guest or performer at the A Festival Called Panama (2018), Tamar Valley Writers Festival (2016), Tasmanian Poetry Festival (2014), the Junction Arts Festival (2016 and 2017) and the Unconformity Festival (2016), among others. He has performed storytelling and poetry at various events in Australia and around the world.
He has also created site-specific work in Santa Cruz County, California, as the first recipient of the Woods Conservation Fellowship (2014); and in Nagano, Japan, in collaboration with visual artist Masako Morita (2014).
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