Writing Climate: Literature of the AnthropoceneSaturday, May 4 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Building - Auditorium
The 20th century brought us “1984” and “Brave New World” as harbingers of terrifying social and technological change. In the 21st century, we have climate literature. Brenda Shaughnessy gives us “The Octopus Museum,” bold poems that imagine what comes after our current age of environmental destruction. Charlie Jane Anders (called “this generation’s Le Guin”) presents “The City in the Middle of the Night,” where humanity lives in a barely habitable dusk on the planet January. In Cai Emmons’ “Weather Woman,” a young TV meteorologist discovers that she can tap the energies of the earth to alter the weather. Moderated by David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” and former deputy editor of The Paris Review.