event archive

Below is a list of the events we have organised since the bookgroup first met in November 2018. All the events, meetings, socials or workshops that we run are free, and open to everyone interested. Just get in touch if you would like to join our community, or be added to our mailing list. You can also follow us on twitter.

Our forthcoming events are in our home page.

Academic Year 2018/2019

  • (06/03/19): Eco-Storytelling Creative Writing Workshop

Time and place: 16:00 pm, GR03, English Faculty – Based in the eco-storytelling module ‘The White Deer Terroir Project’, from Jeff VanderMeer’s creative writing guide Wonderbook. The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Image, 2018), this activity will look at sustainable decision-making, imaginative approaches to environment care, and how storytelling strategies can help us imagine solutions for the environment. ALL WELCOME

  • (20/03/19) EcoFiction Bookgroup – Lent Meeting: Sealed, Naomi Booth (Dead Ink Press, 2017)

Time and place: 17:00, Room 142, Media Center, Raised Faculty Building – Book synopsis: ‘Heavily pregnant Alice and her partner Pete are done with the city. Above all, Alice is haunted by the rumours of the skin-sealing epidemic starting to infect the urban population. Surely their new remote mountain house will offer safety, a place to forget the nightmares and start their family…’ Pollution, social inequalities, and a dark, uncanny nature that no longer makes sense, Sealed finds people dealing with rather unexpected consequences to the changing climate. ALL WELCOME

  • (05/02/19): Film Screening + Discussion: Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-Ho (2013)

Time and place: 16:00 pm, Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English – 2031. A failed geo-engineering experiment to solve the global warming problem results in a new Ice Age and mass extinction. Focusing on the connection between climate change and class inequalities, director Bong Joon-Ho is questioning whether the idea that humans can master nature without risk is a realistic solution to the problem of global warming. Join us for the screening of this cult speculative fiction masterpiece. Featuring a short introduction by Dr James Womack, Bye-Fellow in English and Modern Languages, Fitzwilliam College + Screening + Discussion. ALL WELCOME

  • (28/11/18) EcoFiction Bookgroup – Michaelmas Meeting: Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (2014)

Time and place: 17:00, Room 142, Media Center, Raised Faculty Building