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Bristol Group: Climate change and fiction

19 November @ 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

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Join the Bristol Group on Friday 19th November from 12pm and hear from Deborah Tomkins on climate change. Climate change is constantly in the news, when only a few years ago it was barely mentioned. So what is the science of climate change, and how is it understood? And what can fiction add to our understanding and our actions?

In this discussion, Deborah will explore the science in broad brush strokes, the gap between the science and public understanding, and its influence on government policy. She will also introduce climate fiction in some of its guises, with suggestions for reading, and some writing exercises to do in your own time.

Deborah Tomkins is co-chair of national environmental charity Green Christian and also a novelist, and a prize-winning author of short stories. Her novels have been longlisted and shortlisted in international competitions. She founded Bristol Climate Writers in 2017, a network of local writers who are concerned about climate and environmental issues, including novelists, short-story writers, poets, memoirists, journalists, travel writers, science writers and others. Bristol Climate Writers has regular meetings and welcomes new members.

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19 November
12:00 - 13:00 GMT
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Francesca Howell