Conference Schedule 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Writing to Prevent the World from Destroying Itself: Environmental Fiction with Juhea Kim
Date(s): Saturday, February 22, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Conversation, Craft Talk, Discussion, Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Climate Fiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Nature Writing
Tags: The Environment
About the Session
Camus once said, "the purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." Over sixty years later, we would not be remiss in thinking of ourselves as tasked with the same momentous duty. So how do we defend humanity with the might of our pens? In this session, participants will examine how to write environmental fiction that is emotionally compelling and ethically consequential in an interactive format that includes a guided meditation, small-group discussions, a writing prompt, and readings of diverse styles of environmental fiction beyond the grim-dystopian (2 American, 2 international). We will become aware of how our style and tone can be used to make an ethical claim.