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Oct 5

Climate Change and Creativity: round table discussion

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 17:30 to 18:30

Online via Zoom

Rajat Chaudhuri, author, activist, NGO adviser; Liese Coulter, Visiting Researcher, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds; Tanya Hawkes, author and environmentalist; James Miller, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at Kingston University; Stephen Peake, Professor of Climate Change and Energy, The Open University; Harriet Tarlo, Professor of Ecopoetry and Poetics, Sheffield Hallam University.

Academics and practising writers engaged with climate change and creativity in different ways will talk about their research and/or creative practice, and take part in a discussion on ways to communicate climate crisis messages to wider audiences using storytelling and narrative.


Previous Events

Imagination and the Natural World - writers, writing and perception

21st September 2021

This is 1st seminar of Contemporary Cultures of Writing Seminar Series Autumn 2021 - Climate change and creativity.

How do contemporary writers concerned about climate change begin to address this subject? Can imaginative writing create new ways of relating to the natural world? What is the role of metaphor, symbol or experimental strategies in this? And can writing help develop habits of attention which lead to fresh perceptions? This panel will ask whether climate writing itself is intrinsically an act of political dissent at the present moment.

How to Get Published: Online dates

6th May 2021 to 7th May 2021

The Open University is pleased once again to be collaborating with The Writers' and Artists'

Helena book launch invitation

11th November 2020

The event is open to all and will include a welcome from the Executive Editors of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, as well as from Alexander Waugh, Evelyn’s grandson and General Editor. There will be a Q&A with Sara, and the opportunity to hear from other editors working on the series. We hope to hear from Waugh himself too, in a recording of him reading from the book he said was his best – and was also the only one of his own works that he read aloud to his children.

How to get published: An event presented in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

29th October 2020 to 30th October 2020

After holding Sold Out events at the Open University offices of Edinburgh, London, Cardiff & Belfast, we are moving to an online incarnation of our successful pre-pandemic conference format. Which means business as usual, with a line-up of acclaimed authors, commissioning editors and literary agents on hand to offer tips on the creative process as well as invaluable insight into the world of publishing.

How to Get Published: An Event Presented in Partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

6th June 2020

After holding Sold Out events at the Open University offices of Edinburgh, London, Cardiff & Belfast, we're heading back to Edinburgh for a day of writing and publishing advice from authors and industry professionals.

Imagination and the Natural World - Writers, writing and perception

24th April 2020

A panel dissussion at the OU Creative Writing conference 'The Personal as Political'. Speakers include Sarah Butler, Dr Siobhan Campbell and Dr Sally O’Reilly.

The Personal as Political: Creative Writers on Form, Theme, and Practice

24th April 2020

A one day conference organised by Creative Writing department of The Open University. The conference will consider the strategies writers use to engage with personal or public politics in today's restless world.

How to Get Published: An Event Presented in Partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing

1st November 2019

After holding Sold Out events at The Open University offices of Edinburgh, London and Belfast, we head to Cardiff for a day of writing and publishing advice from authors and industry professionals.

Student Hub Live

10th June 2019

FASS: New Curriculum Showcase

Student Hub Live

10th June 2019

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