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Climate Fiction Panel – Science, Stories or Seeds of Transformation?

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Internationally renowned, award-winning authors like Margaret Atwood, Paolo Bacigalupi and Ian McEwan are turning to the emerging literary genre of Climate Fiction – or Cli-Fi – to tell stories set in a climatically changed world.

The Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative invites you to a panel discussion on Cli-Fi that will discuss the nature and roots of the genre and its impact or influence beyond simply telling stories. Can a story trigger a social movement? Does it offer science lessons? Could a book change politics or societies? How?

Adding some interactivity to the discussion, the panel will engage attendees to create on-the-spot Cli-Fi stories through a brief flash fiction exercise.

Light lunch will be served. RSVP today!

The Panel:

Joni Adamson
Professor of English and Environmental Humanities, ASU Department of English; Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Clark Miller
Associate Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Sydney Lines
ASU LightWorks Communications Program Coordinator

Manjana Milkoreit
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives