Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change. Session Three
Dates: Wed 8 Sept 2021
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Course Level: Writers of all genres and levels
All Irish Writers Centre remote courses take place on Irish Standard Time (GMT)
Please join us for the third session of the Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change. There is no fee for attending these sessions, they are a gift to all writers to take away and use in their work.
The IWC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and we want to make an impact on our world going forward.
Writing for Change is a series of information and writing sessions for a disparate group of writers.
The overall theme is awareness of the planet and encouraging writers to promote positive climate solutions in their work.
Sessions will take place once a month for the duration of 2 hours and will be open to writers of every genre, not just those who write about climate change.
This session will focus on the role of speculative fiction and fantasy novels in addressing climate change, with special guest Byddi Lee.
Lynn Buckle is a qualified adult education tutor whose fiction and poetry reflect on social themes. Her debut novel The Groundsmen was published by époque press in 2018, followed by several anthologies and literary articles. Lynn's second novel What Willow Says was published by epoque press in May. In it, she explores nature, landscape, and place from a disability perspective. Lynn is part of the world-wide Climate Writers movement, seeking to affect change through her fiction. She currently represents Ireland as a UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence 2021 at the UK’s National Centre for Writing.
Byddi Lee is a scientist, ecologist, and author of the climate change speculative fiction trilogy Rejuvenation, published by Castrum Press. Along with publishing her flash fiction, short stories, novels, and coediting anthologies, Byddi is co-founder and manager of Flash Fiction Armagh. Her work as a playwright has been performed at the Abbey Lane Theatre, Armagh Theatre, and on Zoom during the lockdown.
Deirdre Lane is an eco-intermediary consultant encouraging people to act to address climate change. She is an ethical green banker whose practical climate activism includes projects such as Shamrock Spring, Newbridge GIY market, Peoples’ Climate Ireland, and sustainable community enterprises. She has been Ireland’s Earth Hour Ambassador since 2016 and has spoken publicly of her personal choices around parenthood and the environment.
Lovis Geier is an ecologist, fantasy writer, and BookTuber who hosts the YouTube channel Ecofictology with Lovis Geier, presenting an accessible combination of book reviews, interviews and in-depth analyses of eco fiction.
This programme is kindly supported by R3.