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Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change Session 4

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Please join us for the 4th session of the Irish Writers Centre Climate Writing Group: Writing for a Change. There is no fee for attending.

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The IWC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and we want to make an impact on our world going forward.

Writing for Change is a series of information and writing sessions for a disparate group of writers.

The overall theme is awareness of the planet and encouraging writers to promote positive climate solutions in their work.

Sessions will take place once a month for the duration of 2 hours and will be open to writers of every genre, not just those who write about climate change.

Lynn Buckle is a qualified adult education tutor whose fiction and poetry reflect on social themes. Her debut novel The Groundsmen was published by époque press in 2018, followed by several anthologies and literary articles. Lynn's second novel What Willow Says was published by epoque press in May. In it, she explores nature, landscape, and place from a disability perspective. Lynn is part of the world-wide Climate Writers movement, seeking to affect change through her fiction. She currently represents Ireland as a UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writer in Residence 2021 at the UK’s National Centre for Writing.

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Khairani Barokka, born in Jakarta, is a writer, poet and artist in London. She’s a practice-based researcher, whose work centres disability justice as anti-colonial praxis. Among her honours, she was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow, and Indonesia’s first Writer-In-Residence at Vermont Studio Centre. She was Modern Poetry in Translation’s Inaugural Poet-in-Residence and is currently Research Fellow at University of the Arts London’s Decolonising Arts Institute, Associate Artist at the National Centre for Writing (Norwich, UK), and UK Associate Artist at Delfina Foundation. Her second poetry collection Ultimatum Orangutan was published this year by Nine Arches Press.

Denise Baden is a Professor of Sustainability at the University of Southampton. Denise runs the Green Stories Writing competitions that challenge writers to embed green solutions in their stories see www.greenstories.org.uk and, in addition to her academic publications, has recently published Habitat Man an eco-themed rom-com.

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Founded in 1991, the Irish Writers Centre is the national resource centre for Irish literature. Their mission is to support and promote writers at all stages of their development by offering a diverse programme of writing courses and workshops led by established writers across a range of genres including memoir, poetry, playwriting, short-stories and the novel. The Centre runs seminars, lectures and readings related to the art of writing and welcomes writers, readers and international visitors keen to  develop their career as a writer. 

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