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Writing Climate Change Fiction

Our world is heating up: the polar ice is melting, the oceans are warmer, the average temperatures have risen. Alongside these alarming events, climate fiction has become an important and compelling genre, including writers like Kim Stanley Robinson and NK Jemisin. Can stories save the world? Or will they only document its downfall? In this class, we’ll read some climate fiction and write the beginnings of our own stories, including in-class writing and workshopping.
Instructor: Mary Grimm has had two books published, Left to Themselves (novel) and Stealing Time (story collection). Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Antioch Review, and the Mississippi Review, as well as in a number of journals that publish flash fiction. Currently, she is working on an urban fantasy set in the flats area of a near-future, dystopian Cleveland.

Details: Writing Climate Change Fiction happens Saturdays August 3, 10, and 17 from 10 AM - 12 PM online via Zoom. 

Prerequisites: None.

Genre: Fiction.

Level: All Levels

Format: Generative writing workshop with reading elements 

Location: This class takes place online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 15.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email

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