05-09 Workshop: Writing Climate Stories: Getting Local and Going to the Page to Meet the Climate Crisis

Friday, November 03, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Senate Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Chair: Kimi Eisele (Southwest Folklife Alliance)

Whether we live near rising seas or burning forests or amidst gentrification or disinvestment, we all face a new climate future. How do our personal experiences help us find hope, connection, and accountability across geography, generation, class, and culture—and how can we document those in meaningful and creative ways? What does the act of writing our own ecological, cultural, and emotional landscapes offer larger climate justice efforts? This writing workshop offers creative time, space, and guidance for “getting local” in our own embodied experience of the climate crisis. We’ll use descriptive and poetic writing to bring specificity and candor to our climate realities, assess some of the problematic “traditions” that got us to this moment, and imagine what might come next.