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Cli-Fi for beginners: Imagination for climate solutions

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We are #OverDystopia You can’t change the future without imagining it first Join us for a climate fiction workshop

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In 2020, as dystopia spills into real life, it seems the world can’t get enough of blockbuster dystopian fiction, either from Hollywood or bestselling novels.

But we are #OverDystopia.

Since lockdown started, a warm and friendly bunch from around the world have been meeting twice a month in quiet, creative rebellion. We are being bold, imagining a future we want, that thrives within planetary boundaries.

Each month we take a climate solution from Project Drawdown; we explore, discuss and inspect it and then we write hopeful stories, projecting ourselves into the future as though that solution were already so. As though tidal power were mainstream, as though all girls had access to education, as though all our buildings were made from sustainable materials.

We are not scriptwriters, published authors or professional creators (mostly) – we are global citizens reclaiming the oldest form of learning there is: the story.

We are not waiting for someone else to write the next chapter. We are writing it ourselves.

You are very welcome to join us.

>> Explore our budding library of Cli-Fi flash fiction from our writers (coming soon)

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Every second and fourth Sunday @ 11am on Zoom.

Session 1: Deep dive.

This one follows the format of our first 3 sessions. We'll spend some time getting to know the climate solution of the week, have a quick warm-up exercise then write for 20 mins. Then we'll head into breakout groups to share an excerpt of our writing with 1 or 2 other people. (Optional extra to stay on at the end and read yours out to everybody).

Session 2: Honing your skills - details on MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Cli-Fi-for-beginners/

The fiction exercises will be led by Clare Diston, short story writer, book lover and total space nerd. Find out more about Clare: https://clarediston.com/

The group will be facilitated by Sophia Cheng, who has reorientated her life around the climate crisis, she helps people find their place in the movement through workshops, mentoring and words. Find out more about Sophia: http://www.withmanyroots.com/#words

Katie is supporting with communications and logistics. Katie is a copywriter and activist. Find out more about Katie here: https://www.katherinemjones.com/ )

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