eco-storytelling in the library

Welcome to the Cambridge Ecofiction Bookgroup. The bookgroup is an initiative of the MML and English Faculty Libraries at Cambridge University, as part of the activities of the UL and Affiliates Green Libraries Group. We are a group of library workers interested in information literacy, creative and critical approaches to learning. All our activities are open to everyone within the Cambridge community and beyond, and all events are free. The books are available to borrow from the English Faculty Library by registered readers and members of the University, and they are also widely available in paperback.

If you can’t attend a bookgroup meeting, it is possible to participate via twitter by following our newly opened account @CamEcoFic.

We aim at reading, exploring, thinking, and discussing environmental issues, climate change, global warming and their effects in society through a number of speculative fiction texts, the overreaching theme for this year. The ongoing theme for next year’s activities will be landscape; we are open to ideas and input from anyone interested. Get in touch!

So far, we have looked at Annihiliation, by Jeff VanderMeer; this term we are reading and discussing Sealed, by Naomi Wood; and for Easter term we are planning to read The End We Start From, by local Cambridge author Megan Hunter.

Please drop us a line, or book directly, if you are interested in attending any of our activities.


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