Climate Reading Group: Letters to the Earth
Registration link here The Climate Reading Group, led by Linda France, meets four times a year to discuss contemporary
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Climate Reading Group: Letters to the Earth, ed. Anna Hope, Jo McInnes, Kay Michael & Grace Pengelly
Tuesday 8 June, 6-7.30pm, on Zoom
The Climate Reading Group meets four times a year to discuss contemporary literature with environment-related themes. The group is led by Linda France as part of her project Writing the Climate, a residency at New Writing North and Newcastle University.
This session will be discussing Letters to the Earth, edited by Anna Hope, Jo McInnes, Kay Michael & Grace Pengelly
In the spring of 2019 the callout for Letters to the Earth in response to the climate and ecological emergency was launched. People were invited to take a moment, to switch off the noise of daily distraction and horror, from business as usual, and to write a letter. This could be to or from the Earth, future or past generations, other species or people in positions of power.
Now published as an award-winning collection by HarperCollins, Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis brings together the voices of children and the public with authors, artists, scientists and politicians in the first creative project of its kind.
Introduced by Emma Thompson and illustrated by CILIP Kate Greenaway prize-winner Jackie Morris, the book features letters from Yoko Ono, Kae Tempest, Mark Rylance, Ben Okri, Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
Download Linda France’s reading guide to Letters to the Earth here.
Read more about Writing the Climate here.
This group is popular and has very limited capacity. Please make sure to cancel your free ticket if you are unable to attend, so that someone else can use the place. Thank you!
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm