Beyond Climate Anxiety Into Action

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Beyond Climate Anxiety Into Action

Time & Location

May 23, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT


About The Event

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing, urgent issues facing humanity. The language we use to address the climate crisis impacts what we imagine to be possible.

If you are a writer who wants to learn how to use your craft in service of climate justice, or if you are someone who has never written a poem but cares deeply about this topic, then this workshop is for you.

This workshop is free to attend, and open to all levels of experience. It will take place over Zoom.

About Bernard

Bernard Ferguson (they/them) is a Bahamian poet, essayist and educator. By great luck, they’re the winner of the 2019 Hurston/Wright College Writers Award and the 2019 92Y Discovery Contest, among others. Their work has been supported by NYU’s Global Research Initiative, New York’s Writers in the Public Schools, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Bernard has taught creative writing at New York University and numerous New York public schools, and by the kindness of friends and editors, their work has been featured, published or is forthcoming in The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, VICE News, The Paris Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. Bernard is currently working on a book of nonfiction, The Climate Sirens (Graywolf, 2024), about Hurricane Dorian and the effects of climate change on Small-Island Developing States across the world