The World is on Fire: Writing in the Climate Crisis

The climate crisis is the most pressing issue we are facing today. Through their work, writers have the ability to stimulate conversations and address devastating social effects like grief and shame. Join this panel of writers Aimee Louw, Liz Howard, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Rebecca Salazar, as they explore how they write about the impact our changing climate has on our collective psyche. Moderated by Carleigh Baker.

Event Type: Panel
Event Code: REH/SUN-3
Venue: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University
Date: Sunday, March 15, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020

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Aimee Louw’s chapbook, Less Sweet than Chocolate or Concrete is out now. Follow along as she writes her debut novel, You Deserve Everything.

Carleigh Baker is an nêhiyaw âpihtawikosisân /Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwu7mesh, and səl̓ilwəta peoples.

Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored three poetry books and a children’s book and co-edited two nonfiction collections. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally.

Liz Howard’s debut collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage.

Rebecca Salazar (she/they) has written two poetry chapbooks, edits poetry for The Fiddlehead and Plenitude magazines, and co-hosts the Elm & Ampersand podcast.