Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BURNING WORLDS cli-fi trends newsletter Number 1 (for this blog's archives in the case of a computer glitch or gridlock worldwide)

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Hi friends! Welcome to the Burning Worlds newsletter.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of my "Burning Worlds" cli-fi column at theChicago Review of Books. The column is dedicated to exploring how contemporary fiction addresses climate change. This newsletter takes that focus one step further by linking to interviews, essays, and other great writing by people around the world who are also exploring how literature  --  and other types of art--    are grappling with climate change. Please encourage your like-minded friends to sign up!

Thanks for subscribing! -- Amy Brady
January's "Burning Worlds" Column

Spoke with Robin MacArthur, author of Heart Spring Mountain (out now on Ecco Books). We discussed what influenced her latest work, the house she built together with her husband, and what millennials can learn from earlier generations about fighting climate change and other big world problems.

Want more cli-fi reading recommendations?

Check out EcoLit Books's favorite reads of 2017. They list fiction and nonfiction titles, all wrestling with climate change and other environmental concerns. 
An artist you should know: Zaria Forman

Forman communicates the urgency of climate change through incredible drawings of remote landscapes. Her work has appeared in National GeographicSmithsonian Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, at NYC's new Climate Museum, and as part of Banksy's Dismaland. Listen to an interview with her at Your Creative Push.
How cli-fi theater artists address climate change

These theater professionals are using "greenturgy" to discover environmental themes that might otherwise lay hidden in theatrical works. (viaHowlround)


This gorgeous work of nonfiction is what's currently on my bedside table. It chronicles the findings of conservation biologist Gleb Raygorodetsky as he traveled around the world, visiting Indigenous populations and asking them about how climate change has affected their communities--and what they're doing about it.

What are you reading? Tell me on Twitter what I should pick up next. Tag your Tweet with #burningworlds so more folks can see it!
Art openings, readings, and other events happening this month:
  • 88 Cores, an art exhibition by Peggy Weil. The Climate Museum, New York City. January 19 – February 11
  • Ethics, Excess, Extinction, an art exhibition featuring Nick Brandt, Antonio Briceño, Rohan Chhabra, Ryder Cooley, Billie Lynn Grace, Gale Hart, Andrea Hasler, Chris Jordan, Kahn & Selesnick, Karen Knorr, Kiki Smith, Karolina Sobecka, Esther Traugot, and Jessica Harrison. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas. January 26 - May 13

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