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How to Mourn a Glacier
Why can’t we ache for the planet the way we ache for our loved ones? How can we create metaphors to comprehend the future? How can nonfiction writers help us grasp the scale of the disaster that is in store for humanity? Join author, activist, and professor of creative nonfiction Lacy M. Johnson in her free webinar on writing about climate change on July 13, 6 pm local time (10 am CT).
Lacy M. Johnson is an American nonfiction writer, curator, activist, and Professor of Creative Writing at Rice University. Her works include two memoirs – Trespasses, and The Other Side, and the essay collection The Reckonings. She confronts issues such as the epidemic of violence against women and investigates the concepts of mercy and forgiveness, reflecting on her own experiences. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Paris Review, and elsewhere. Her latest book, More City Than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas, is a collection of flood stories from her hometown, a region that is increasingly defined by flooding. With her essays, Johnson questions life in places where waters rise making us think about the effect climate change has on the global sea level.

Joining her as discussion moderator is Konstantin Georgiev, a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rice University. His doctoral research focuses on the politics of environmental science in Soviet and post-Soviet Siberia. Konstantin has also worked in analog film preservation and is currently coordinating the international documentary film festival Sofia DocuMental.

This event is part of the 2022 edition of the international literary festival CapitaLiterature, organized by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. The topic of this year’s edition is Writing to Save the World or writing in response to the greatest crisis humanity has ever faced, the climate emergency.

The event is organized with the financial support of Sofia Municipality and the National Fund for Culture.

Jul 13, 2022 06:00 PM in Sofia

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