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Matthew Salesses Climate Fiction Workshop Livestream
September 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for this livestreamed workshop “Craft at the End of the World” by Matthew Salesses.
This Climate Fiction talk will be made available over Zoom on September 23rd, and you can attend from home, or join a group viewing on campus.
The time for futuristic climate fiction—for climate warnings—is over. The effects of global warming are here and ongoing. Yet unlike with other large-scale human-made problems like racism and sexism, we don’t have any experience with how to live with those effects, let alone what they will look like five years from now. How do we write about a thing when we don’t know what it looks like, or at least what living with it looks like? What is the role and use of fiction then?
Matthew Salesses is a novelist, scholar, and Korean adoptee who has written and spoken widely about adoption, race, and parenting for many national venues including NPR’s Code Switch, The New York Times’ Motherlode, VICE, and Salon. His acclaimed first novel The Hundred-Year Flood was an Amazon Bestseller and a Kindle First pick. His latest works are Disappear Doppelgänger Disappear and Craft in the Real World. Matthew is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University.