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Crafting Ecofiction from Climate Action 6-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
Crafting Ecofiction from Climate Action 6-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
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Crafting Ecofiction from Climate Action 6-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Wednesday, March 6th, 2024


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Begins Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Class will meet weekly on Thursday nights via Zoom, 6PM - 8PM EST

Open to All writers!

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

Taught by Evan Fleischer, a writer, editor, and teacher. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Republic, Slate, The Washington Post, Vice, and numerous other publications. He has a MFA from Emerson College.

Read an Interview with Evan on Crafting Ecofiction from Climate Action.

A creative writing workshop that seeks to have regular weekly climate actions we take also serves as the weekly prompt for our own fiction.

It’s a common critique that art does nothing. However, this unique creative writing workshop intertwines the urgency of climate action with the transformative power of fiction.

Students are encouraged to engage in weekly climate-related actions within their communities, addressing the pressing environmental issues of our era. These real-world experiences will serve as the foundation for crafting compelling ecofiction, fostering a blend of activism and artistry.

The experience of these weekly actions will then inform fiction that the class will workshop.

COURSE OUTLINE:

    Week 1: Introduction. What's led us to this present moment? Brainstorming environmental actions.

    Week 2: The present moment. Report back on actions. First workshop.

    Weeks 3 - 6: Update on actions. Workshop.

    COURSE TEXTS:

    • “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.
    • Material related to the 2019-2020 Australian bushfire season
    • Material related to illegal activity in the Amazon
    • The Fragile Earth: Writing from the New Yorker on Climate Change
    • The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013), edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray
    • Street Powerlands by Camille Manybeads Tso
    • Hawai‘i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report
    • Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities of Climate Chaos.

    Note: Assigned texts are subject to change. Students aren’t required to purchase any text.

    COURSE TAKEAWAYS:

    • Participate in a community of like-minded peers.
    • Take concrete steps towards making a positive impact on the environment.
    • Produce at least 10-20 pages of material by the end of the class.

    TAKE THIS CLASS IF:

    • You're finding the constraints of your current writing practice too limiting.
    • You want exposure to a range of new approaches to bring to your writing practice.
    • You want an expanded sense of what is possible in your work in 2023 and beyond!

    ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:

    This class meets weekly via Zoom. Come prepared for a super fun class with live interaction on Zoom each week and plenty of writing, reading, and talking!

    PAYMENT OPTIONS:
    You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
    • Instructor: Evan Fleischer
    • This class will have at least 4 writers
    • Begins Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
    • Class will meet weekly on Thursday nights via Zoom, 6PM - 8PM EST
    • Course is fully ONLINE.

    Instructor Evan Fleischer is a writer, editor, and recent MFA graduate. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Republic, Slate, The Washington Post, Vice, and numerous other publications.