April 24, 2024



Free (booking required)

Please note, this event is a Zoom Webinar. 

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Please join us for the Irish Writers Centre’s Climate Writing Sessions. This event is part of a series of online webinars made possible by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. There is no fee for attending these sessions, they are a gift to all writers to take away and use in their work with the goal of exploring climate action through fiction and creative non-fiction.

The host for the evening is author Kerri ní Dochartaigh, who will be joined by Irish surfer, author, artist and marine social scientist, Dr. Easkey Britton.

What do we do in these sessions?

Each session lasts one and a half hours and can consist of the following:

  • Interview Guest Author – literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, speculative fiction, essay, etc
  • Interview Guest NGO, politician, policy maker, or scientist involved in conservation, climate justice, ecology, politics, industry, law, agriculture, finance etc
  • Guest publishers and editors
  • Discussions

Who is it for?

  • Anyone with an interest in averting further climate change through poetry and prose
  • Anyone interested in writing fiction (all genres), non-fiction, poetry, memoir, creative non-fiction
  • You do NOT have to change the genre you write in, you can simply embed some positive climate solutions into your writing
  • You can be at any stage of your writing career, from beginner to published
  • Those with a background in climate change, or newcomers who want to know more
  • Booklovers

Host and Authors

  • Kerri ní Dochartaigh
  • Dr. Easkey Britton

Biographies below. 










Kerri ní Dochartaigh is a mother, writer and grower. Her work currently explores ideas of emergency, interconnectedness and ecologies of care. Her first book, Thin Places, was published by Canongate in Spring 2021, for which she was awarded the Butler Literary Award 2022, highly commended for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021, and shortlisted for the Ireland Francophonie Ambassador’s Literary Award in 2024. Cacophony of Bone was published by Canongate in May 2023 and was longlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2023.  She mentors and teaches worldwide. She lives in the west of Ireland with her family.















Dr. Easkey Britton is a renowned Irish surfer, author, artist and marine social scientist from Ireland with a deep love and passion for tapping into the healing powers of the sea. She specialises in the interdependencies between the ocean and humans, contributing her expertise in ‘blue health’ on national and international research projects. A life-long surfer, her parents taught her to surf when she was four years old and she channels her passion for surfing and the sea into social change. Her work is deeply influenced by the ocean and the lessons learned pioneering women’s big-wave surfing in Ireland. Her ground-breaking journey to Iran in 2013 introduced the sport of surfing to women and local communities and is featured in the award-winning documentary film, Into the Sea. She is the author of several books on our human relationship with water including her memoir ‘Saltwater in the Blood’ (2021), and most recently, ‘Ebb and Flow: Connect with the Patterns and Power of Water’ (2023), a feminist reimagining of the meaning of power through the lens of water.

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