Cultural Crash Course: Dr. Laura Wright:

Wed. Dec 18, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm EST
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This Crash Course:

Cli-Fi: The New Genre of Climate Change Fiction

Dan Bloom coined the term “cli-fi” in 2008 to define a genre of fictional works that grapple with issues related to climate change and the role that humans are playing in creating an increasingly unstable and volatile environment.

The emergence and popularity of works of fiction with a focus on human-made climate change is unsurprising given our growing awareness of the ways that our actions are impacting the planet and given the increase in speculative fiction about the possible end results of unchecked human activity.

In this talk, Dr. Wright will discuss the ways that some of these works of fiction engage with climate science, possible worst case scenarios, and potential modes of salvation.

Limited seating is available. Please purchase Cultural Crash Course tickets in advance by calling 828.452.2997 or purchasing electronically, at Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.

Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.

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Folkmoot Friendship Center 112 Virginia Ave.
Waynesville, NC 28786
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