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Art & Activism of the Anthropocene Series: Don't Shoot the Messenger: The Challenging Narratives of Climate Change

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:30 PM | Open to the public | Members' Room | free of charge | advance registration required

Climate change is already happening. Author William T. Vollmann, playwright Chantal Bilodeau, and journalist David Wallace-Wells approach its dialogues through different mediums—book-length and magazine journalism, and through theatre. They’ll discuss their approach to gathering stories, their thoughts on why those stories matter, and the challenges they’ve faced when shaping issues of climate change into digestible narratives for the public.

William T. Vollmann is an award-winning novelist, journalist, war correspondent, and essayist whose latest two-volume project, Carbon Diaries, explores the causes of climate change.

Chantal Bilodeau is the artistic director of the Arctic Cycle, an organization dedicated to creating plays that foster dialogue about climate change. thearcticcycle.org

David Wallace-Wells writes about climate and society for New York magazine.

Read the transcript, courtesy of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

This event is co-produced by the Library and Guernica Magazine, with additional support from Orion Magazine.