Climate Crisis: Our Future, Our Story

Free writing and publishing workshops for youth aged 14-19

Date: Sunday, January 19th & Saturday, February 8th

Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: January 19th – The Bridge Community Room, 5553 Bloomfield Street, Halifax
February 8th – BMO Community Room, Halifax Public Library

**Option to attend one or both of the workshops.

Good writing tells a story. Stories create change.

The world is waking up to the climate and ecological crisis. Youth are leading the way – but mainstream media has lagged behind.

We need more writing and reporting on the climate crisis!

We need journalists to explain the science and politics in everyday terms. We need essayists in town halls and schools, on beaches and mountaintops. We need fiction-writers to craft unforgettable plots and characters. We need poets to create metaphors that sting and motivate.

We need you!

Join Understorey Magazine and the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice for a two-day workshop on writing and publishing about the climate crisis. Work with authors, editors, journalists, and poets to learn the craft of writing, including journalism, memoir, essay, fiction, and poetry.

Participants will have the opportunity to continue working with facilitators after the workshop to edit their work and create an online space for publishing.

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**Snacks and an honorarium (gift card) will be provided for all registrants.

Space is limited. To register for the workshop please click here »

Organizers & Facilitators

Katherine Barrett is editor-in-chief of Understorey Magazine. She has a graduate degree in environmental ethics and is a writer of short fiction and creative nonfiction.

Susie Brigham is chair of the Alexa McDonough Institute. She specialises in lifelong learning and works closely with the African Nova Scotia community, women’s refugee groups and other community organizations for women and girls.

Erica Butler researches and writes on transportation and urban issues for the Halifax Examiner. She also studies economics.

Cassandra MacDonald is a graduate student and the organizer of the annual Girls Conference at Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as many other events.