Writing Climate Change – Discussion and workshop

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Sunday 12:00 Mark Waghorn Design – “Reading Room” – Writing Climate Change

climate-change.jpgBook Tickets: £5

What do you feel when you think about climate change? Are there ways that writing about it can make a difference? This discussion and workshop run  Bristol Climate Writers offers you the opportunity to hear readings from new climate change related work, and to try writing about climate change yourself – whether a short story, a poem, or a piece of non-fiction. Suitable for adults and teens.

Bristol Climate Writers was founded to support writers of all genres who write about climate change, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They meet monthly for discussion and critique. The group also provides public workshops, in which participants take part in guided exercises and produce pieces of climate change themed writing during the workshop, as well as hearing new climate-related writing, and discussing the rationale for writing about climate change.

Ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd – Dydd Sul Ebrill 29ain am 12.00yh yn Stafell Ddarllen Mark Waghorn.

Beth yw’ch barn chi am newid yn yr hinsawdd? Oes yna ffyrdd ble gall ysgrifennu wneud gwahaniaeth? Cynhelir y drafodaeth a’r gweithdy hwn gan Bristol Climate Writers a bydd cyfle i chi wrando ar ddarlleniadau allan o waith sy’n gysylltiedig â newid hinsawdd ac i chi eich hun geisio ysgrifennu am newid hinsawdd – boed yn stori fer, cerdd neu ddarn o waith ffeithiol. Yn addas i oedolion a phlant yn eu harddegau.

Sefydlwyd Bristol Climate Writers i gefnogi ysgrifenwyr ym mhob genre sy’n ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd gan gynnwys ffuglen, ffeithiol a barddoniaeth. Maent yn cyfarfod yn fisol er mwyn trafod a beirniadu. Mae’r grŵp hefyd yn cynnal gweithdai cyhoeddus pan fydd cyfranogwyr yn cymryd rhan mewn ymarferion a chynhyrchu darnau o waith ar thema newid yn yr hinsawdd yn ogystal â chlywed gwaith newydd a thrafod y rhesymau dros ysgrifennu am newid yn yr hinsawdd.

DM Tomkins writes long and short fiction, and is particularly interested in family relationships and in climate change. Her work has been published in various anthologies and online, and has been long and shortlisted for a number of literary prizes. She is a member of ClimateCultures, a national network of artists and scientists concerned with climate change, and set up Bristol Climate Writers in 2017.

Bristol Climate Writers is on Facebook. Twitter: @tomkins_deborah

Pete Sutton has a not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He’s had stuff published, online and in book form, including a short story collection called A Tiding of Magpies (Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Award 2017) and the novel Sick City Syndrome. He wrote all about Fishponds for the Naked Guide to Bristol and has made more money from non-fiction than he has from fiction and wonders if that means the gods of publishing are trying to tell him something. He’s a member of the North Bristol Writers, and helps organise the Bristol Festival of Literature, Bristol HorrorCon and BristolCon. He’s published by Kensington Gore. Pete’s blog is petewsutton.com.   Twitter:  @suttope

Kevin McCabe is an engineer, interested in large green infrastructure projects. In his spare time he writes bits and pieces on the subject of climate change.

He publishes random thoughts and analysis on www.6040split.com


Tim Burroughs is a Bristolian poet, who likes to write on music, love, art and keeping human in a damaged and damaging world. He’s a member of Lansdown Poets, hosts SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music open mic, and co-hosts the Berkeley Square Poetry Revue. He has read at Colston Hall, Bristol, and at the Edinburgh Fringe.  His poems have been shown as films at the Cheltenham Poetry festival and other film events. 

Tim recently published a collection ‘Lament For Gaia’ on global warming and has been published in five anthologies. He has recorded a CD of his poems ‘Soundings’, and his poems put to his own music ‘Soundscapes’.


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