Rising Tides, Reflections for Climate Changing Times: Hosted by Catriona Sandilands

November 2, 2019 at 3:00pm

Join us at Words Festival 2019 for an in-depth discussion of Rising Tides, a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change.

Saturday, 4 November, 3:00 pm

Museum London, Centre at the Forks

Host: Volume Editor Catriona Sandilands

This event is free & everyone is welcome!

Ice melt; sea level rise; catastrophic weather; flooding; drought; fire; infestation; species extinction and adaptation; water shortage and contamination; intensified social inequity, migration and cultural collapse. These are but some of the changes that are not only predicted for climate changing futures, but already part of our lives in Canada. Although these transformations are global and dramatic, they are also experienced locally and particularly by people who are struggling to understand the impacts of climate change on their daily lives.

Rising Tides is a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change. Bringing stories about climate change—both catastrophic and subtle—closer to home, this new anthology inspires reflection, understanding, conversation and action. With more than forty purposefully written pieces, Rising Tides emphasizes the need for intimate stories and thoughtful attention, and also for a view of climate justice that is grounded in ongoing histories of colonialism and other forms of environmental and social devastation.These stories parallel the critical issues facing the planet, and imagine equitable responses for all Canadians, moving beyond denial and apocalypse and toward shared meaning and action.




Authors & Presenters


Catriona Sandilands


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Madeline Bassnett


Madeline Bassnett is a poet and professor at Western.

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Tom Cull


Tom Cull is a poet, a creative writing professor, community organizer, and former Poet Laureate of London

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