What is the role of the writer in times of social and ecological collapse? How can we find a story worth telling, when the heroes have disappeared, and the upward tale of progress has fragmented and proved illusionary? Can we re-entangle ourselves with a sentient Earth and become kin with the world again?
In these critical times, many writers have been thinking about how to write stories fit for the climate crisis. Our friends at Writers Rebel are offering a day of engaging hands-on workshops to help explore this question.
Taking its title from Ursula Le Guin’s 1972 novella, The Word for World is Forest will feature Toby Litt, Laline Paull, Dark Mountain’s Charlotte Du Cann and radical poet Dom Bury. The four workshops will look at how we can create new stories which look forward to different ways of seeing and living on our planet.
Saturday 5th June, 9.15am – 4pm BST