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Conference Schedule 2019

Conference Schedule 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.


Climate Fiction, Eco-Fabulism, and The New Weird: Writing Fiction for the Future with Matt Bell

Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Location: 
Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): 
Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Climate Fiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Science Fiction
Tags: Technology, The Future, Climate Change, The Environment

About the Session

In this session, we'll explore some of the storytelling tactics used by writers such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Jeff Vandermeer, Paolo Bacigalupi, China Mieville, and N.K. Jemison to depict and confront climate change and its attendant ecological, economic, and political challenges, as well as the often uncanny nature of life in the twenty-first century. 

Meet the Presenter(s)

Picture of Matt Bell

Matt Bell is the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur's Gate II, and several other titles. A native of Michigan, he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University.