Special Edition of Irish Writers Centre: Writing for a Change
March 1, 2023
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Join us for a special session of the IWC Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change in partnership with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature
Kerri ní Dochartaigh and Christiane Vadnais will read from their works and then discuss their respective writing practices – how writing changed their way of seeing nature and the climate crisis and how they would encourage and mentor other writers to do likewise.
Kerri ní Dochartaigh is the author of Thin Places (Canongate, 2020) which was highly commended by the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing 2021. She has written for the Guardian, the Irish Times, the BBC, Winter Papers, and others. Her second book, Cacophony of Bone, is forthcoming in May 2023.
Christiane Vadnais was born in 1986 in Quebec City. Before publishing her critically acclaimed first novel, Fauna, she worked for years in the literary community as an events programmer and project manager. Fauna (Coach House Books), a collection of linked stories, is set in a post-climate-change future where humans struggle with a mysterious epidemic while other species adapt and proliferate. It received a tremendous amount of positive reviews, both from the readers and the critics. It won the well renowned Horizons Imaginaires speculative fiction award, the CALQ Award – Best work from an emerging artist in the Capitale-Nationale and the City of Quebec book award.
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