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Write the Earth

Part of Reading Climate Festival

A free evening of readings and discussion on creativity and climate change, with Baker Street Productions.

Have you ever wondered how writing can connect with the climate crisis? Join Baker Street Productions to find out at Write the Earth, part of Reading's Climate Festival!

Baker Street Productions event Write the Earth aims to connect people who have a shared interest in creative writing on the topic of climate change. A series of writers will share their ecological work, and this will be followed by an informal discussion open to all attendees. It will be an open space to explore the role of creativity within climate change activism. All are invited to gather in-person and share motivations, experiences, and challenges involved in writing about the planet.

We have some exciting writers lined up to share their work, who will share with us a mix of poetry, cli-fi, and plays - so come along to listen and share your thoughts! We are excited to welcome speakers Clare Diston, Dr Robin Lamboll, Lottie Walker, Gale Burns, and Fiona Glen to share their work. We are also thrilled to be able to share a relaxed reading of an extract from Baker Street’s upcoming audio show about climate change which we are commissioning from two emerging female writers. This reading will be performed by students from Leighton Park School and Reading University.

A huge thanks goes out to all of our speakers and performers, Reading Biscuit Factory, and all those who are running Reading Climate Festival - who are making this evening possible! 

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This event is part of Reading Climate Festival, a week of free events to inspire and encourage positive action on climate change, run by Reading Climate Action Network in association with Reading Town Meal, with support from Reading’s Abbey Quarter and The Great Big Green Week.