Climate Fiction at the Breaking Point

12 May 2022
6:30 pm ET
Judson Memorial Church
 $20
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Cli-Fi (or Climate Fiction) is a growing body of literature directly confronting the climate crisis. What once was the purview of hard-hitting journalistic nonfiction is now the shared backdrop of literary storytelling and speculative fiction. Authors are inventively finding ways to depict the glaring truth that the climate crisis—for far too long dangerously sidelined within cultural discourse, erroneously perceived as at once too abstract and too immense to bring into human narrative—is a cataclysmic humanitarian crisis. Join Maja Lunde (The Last Wild Horses, The History of Bees), Alexandra Kleeman (Something New Under the Sun) and Tochi Onyebuchi (Goliath) as they discuss their work and the growth of cli-fi. This conversation will be moderated by climate activist and writer Emily Raboteau. ASL interpretation provided by Pro Bono ASL.

Support for this program is provided by NORLA, Norwegian Literature Abroad and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General.

Please note: as of May 10, the elevator of this historic venue is non-functioning. The event space is located up stairs. Contact us at publicprograms@pen.org with questions. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Alexandra Kleeman headshot
Alexandra Kleeman
Tochi Onyebuchi headshot
Tochi Onyebuchi
Emily Raboteau headshot
Emily Raboteau
Maja Lunde headshot
Maja Lunde