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Urgent Narratives: Writing the Environment

Past Event

As the arguments around climate science continue to rage, alerting the world to the risks of a changing environment becomes more urgent. But how best to do this? How can writers write about climate change, and to what extent should their own views influence the narrative?

Part of the global ‘Weather Stations’ project, which examines climate change through the prism of literature and storytelling.

This event is part of the Australia & New Zealand Festival in London. To book tickets visit http://ausnzfestival.com/shows/urgent-narratives-writing-the-environment/



Rose Fenton is Director of the Free Word Centre. She is a co-founder of LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and was its co-Director for 25 years until 2005. After leaving LIFT she worked as a producer and arts policy advisor developing and facilitating projects across Europe and beyond, including in Iran and the Far East. In 2005 Rose was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.

Tony Birch was born in inner-city Melbourne to a large family of Aboriginal, West India and Irish descent. His challenging upbringing inspires much of his work. Two of Birch’s novels Shadowboxing and Father’s Day are taught in the Australian Victorian Secondary School system. Birch is also the author of Blood, shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Award.


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