All Writing is Environmental
DATE / TIME
8 Nov, Sun
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
All writing is environmental writing,' according to poet and professor, Camille T Dungy. This conversation explores the nature of environmental writing in fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and how it shapes our relationship to the world around us. Should more writers engage directly with our relationship with the environment we live in? How is art's engagement—and non-engagement—with the climate crisis affecting the ways we perceive and care for the environment?
This session is co-presented with Ethos Books.
Camille T Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy has also edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her honors include NEA Fellowships in poetry (2003) and prose (2018) and an American Book Award. Dungy’s poems have been published in Best American Poetry and over thirty other anthologies. She is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.
Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Diana is currently an editor for Beyond The Hijab, a site sharing stories of Singaporean-Muslim women. Her creative work of poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in anthologies such as The First Five (2017), Growing Up Perempuan (2018), Budi Kritik (2018) and In this Desert, There Were Seeds (2019), amongst others. Her topical interests include feminism, race, Islam, class, and the ways these issues may intersect. She has three cats.
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Matthew Schneider-Mayerson is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College. His research examines the cultural and political dimensions of climate change, with a focus on climate justice. He is the author of Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture (University of Chicago Press), co-editor of An Ecotopian Lexicon (University of Minnesota Press), and editor of Eating Chilli Crab in the Anthropocene: Environmental Perspectives on Life in Singapore (Ethos Books).
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