Canadian writers Kyo Maclear (Birds Art Life, Orillia’s Big Read 2017 selection) and Catriona Sandilands (Queer Ecologies) will be joined by local writers and storytellers to read, tell stories, and discuss a new collection of climate change stories, titled Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times. Although climate change is global and dramatic, its effects are also experienced locally by people who are struggling to understand the impacts of climate change on their daily lives. Including more than forty works of short fiction, memoir, and poetry, Rising Tides emphasizes the need for intimate stories and thoughtful attention, and also for a view of climate justice that is grounded in ongoing histories of colonialism and other forms of environmental and social devastation. Bringing stories about climate change—both catastrophic and subtle—closer to home, this event will inspire reflection, understanding, conversation and action.
Leacock Museum National Historic Site
50 Museum Drive
Orillia, ON L3V 7T9
The event is free, but please sign up at the Eventbrite page!