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Stories to save the world: the new wave of climate fiction 21 Jul 2022 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join acclaimed Melbourne writers Alice Robinson and Kate Mildenhall with Lee Kofman as they discuss the genre of Climate Fiction (or ‘Cli-Fi’) and how their fictional works can address the myriad complex, universal issues surrounding climate change.

Climate change and its ramifications are a part of everyday life in Australia. The prospect of environmental disaster also weighs heavily on the minds of contemporary Australian writers. Recent years has seen a number of titles that creatively speculate on an uncertain future.

This is a hybrid event: filmed in the Doncaster library branch and also streamed via Zoom.

About the authors:

Alice Robinson is the author of Anchor Point, longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards in 2015 and The Glad Shout, winner of the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction in 2019 and shortlisted for a Colin Roderick Literary Award and an Aurealis Award in 2020. Alice has a PhD by Research in Creative Writing, and her fiction, essays and reviews have been published widely in literary journals.

Kate Mildenhall is the author of two novels – Skylarking (2016) and The Mother Fault (2020). She co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book. Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children. She is currently working on her third novel and undertaking a PhD on creative process.

Lee Kofman is the author of six books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, MUP); editor of Split (Ventura, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards 2020, and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura, 2016). Her short works have been widely published and her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Her most recent book is The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura, 2022).

Presented by Whitehorse Manningham Libraries as part of the Healthy Me, Healthy Planet project.

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July 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm