Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change (Online event)
June 29, 2022, 19:00
Please join us for the third session of 2022 of the Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change. There is no fee for attending these sessions, they are a gift to all writers to take away and use in their work. Special guests include Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild trilogy, and Gerry McGovern, author of World Wide Waste.
Lynn Buckle is a Deaf/hard-of-hearing author, artist, activist, and tutor. Her novel What Willow Says, published by époque press, won the international Barbellion Prize for ill and disabled authors in 2022. It is a celebration of deafness, nature, and the language of trees. Other work includes her debut novel The Groundsmen, several anthologies, and literary articles for The Irish Times and Books Ireland Magazine. She is the recipient of many literary awards, most recently as Ireland’s representative as a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence 2021 at the UK National Centre for Writing. She is the judge of several writing competitions and founder of the IWC Climate Writers’ Group – part of the world-wide climate writers’ movement, working for a positive future, affecting change through fiction.
Gerry McGovern has published eight books. His latest, World Wide Waste published by Silver Beach in 2020, examines the impact digital technology has on the environment and what can be done about it. He developed Top Tasks, a research method which helps identify what truly matters to people. The Irish Times has described Gerry as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web. Join Gerry for some practical advice on what we can do, as authors, to reduce our carbon footprint during the physical act of writing our books.