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Climate Fiction


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As arguments around the planet’s changing climate continue – and time rolls on – a growing set of writers have been exploring our personal and global responsibilities to the environment. How do human stakes change, and how do we negotiate our conflicting ideals? Is our future a dystopia? Can we possibly adapt?

Climate fiction opens readers to predicaments and dilemmas we may soon face in reality. Join us for a night of new writing that implicates our entire system of living.


Harriet McKnight

Harriet McKnight’s work has been shortlisted for the 2014 Overland VU Short Story Prize, the 2015 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, and the 2016 Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. She works as managing editor of The Canary Press. Rain Birds is her debut novel.

Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, Mr Wigg, in 2013. Nest, Inga’s ... Read more

Else Fitzgerald

Else Fitzgerald is a writer based on the Mornington Peninsula. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Australian Book Review, Meanjin, The Guardian, The Suburban Review and Award Winning Australian Writing. Else won the 2019 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers. Everything Feels Li... Read more

Emma Hardy

Emma Hardy is a writer and creative working in Naarm (Melbourne). Her writing has been published in Voiceworks, Catalogue, Lip and Daily Life. She volunteers for the Lifted Brow, and is currently working on a Graduate Diploma in creative writing. She’s interested in feminism, activism and the... Read more


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