The Manchester Writing School at MMU, Manchester Literature Festival and Steady State Manchester invite you to explore how literature can connect us with the predicaments of our age.
Clare Dudman (scientist by training and author of three novels including A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees) and Rodge Glass (author of three novels including Bring Me the Head of Ryan Giggs and Somerset Maugham Award- winning biography of Alasdair Gray), have contributed to BEACONS, a collection of twenty-one original stories by major UK authors. The stories are inspired by, and will be sold for the benefit of, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.
BEACONS editor Gregory Norminton (author of four novels including the highly acclaimed Serious Things and creative writing teacher at MMU) and the authors will discuss the challenges of writing about complex issues such as climate change. The readings will be followed by conversations exploring if and how literature can inspire us to think or act differently, and motivate us to create a sustainable future.
This is a free event but we ask you to think of one book that has inspired you to change your thinking or behavior as your contribution.
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