Writers Rebel – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.2
October 10, 2019 by Extinction Rebellion Podcast
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On Friday the 11th October 2019, from 5-9pm in Trafalgar Square (London), Extinction Rebellion will be launching Writers Rebel, an initiative to encourage writers to address the climate emergency in their work.
In this episode we first speak to Writers Rebel organisers and novelists, James Miller (who wrote Lost Boys and Sunshine State), Monique Roffrey (whose novel Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature), and Chloe Aridjis, (who wrote Book of Clouds, was guest curator at Tate Liverpool, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship).
We then speak to feminist, academic and psychologist Susie Orbach, discussing what kind of stories suit our troubled times, and Pultizer Prize finalist Jonathan Franzen, around the fallout from his recent New Yorker piece.
On Friday, readers will include Ali Smith, Romesh Gunesekera, Robert Macfarlane, Naomi Alderman, Polly Stenhem, Simon Schama, A.L. Kennedy, Paul Farley, and Daljit Nagra.
You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here.
Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.1, ‘Reclaiming the Streets’, here.
Producers – Jessica Townsend, Lucy Evans
Editors – Dave Stitch, Lucy Evans
Presenter – Jessica Townsend
Social Media Producer – Barney Weston