Telling it Slant: Writing about Climate Change
Monday 3 - Saturday 8 August Tutors: Jay Griffiths and Robert Minhinnick Location: Tŷ Newydd Fee: 575 (single room) / 475 (shared room)
Man-made climate change is the greatest threat to our society and environment. This course encourages all forms of imaginative writing about this phenomenon from descriptions of the present to possible futures. It will include discussions and debate, workshops and one-to-one tutorials, and will attract people at all levels of experience in non-fiction, fiction and poetry. The course assumes an agreement with the overwhelming scientific consensus that climate change is a reality. There will be plenty of time to take walks and to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Tŷ Newydd.
Jay Griffiths won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for non-fiction with Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time. Her book Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape was longlisted for the Orwell Prize and Wild: An Elemental Journey won the Orion Book Award.
Robert Minhinnick is joint-founder of Friends of the Earth Cymru and Sustainable Wales. Poet and essayist, he has twice won the Forward Prize for best individual poem and twice won Wales Book of the Year. His novel Limestone Man, due 2015, is a successor to Sea Holly, shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize in 2008.