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Friday, April 16 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Creativity in the Climate Crisis

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Join three critically acclaimed authors whose creative work brings awareness to the increasingly pressing issue of climate change. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer approaches the topic as both a Native American and scientist, and shows us how humanity and the natural world can co-exist through reciprocity. Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s debut nonfiction collection World of Wonders is a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. Johanna Stoberock's novel Pigs is a modern day allegory for our world of excess that explores questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence. All three writers show us how creative prose is a powerful tool to raise our collective consciousness to care more about our natural world and our place in it. Maya Jewell Zeller will lead a conversation with the authors following their readings.

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book... Read More →
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (neh-ZOO / koo-mah / tah-TILL) is the author of a book of nature essays, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Astonishments, which was named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in non-fiction, and award-winning poetry collections, most recently... Read More →
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Johanna Stoberock

Johanna Stoberock is the author of the novels Pigs (Red Hen Press) and City of Ghosts (W.W. Norton). Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review of Books, Lit Hub, the Best of the Net Anthology, and elsewhere. The 2019 recipient of the Artist Trust/Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award, 2016... Read More →


Friday April 16, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
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