Join us for the next Writer's Craft! We'll be discussion Cli Fi - Climate Fiction - with writers Julie Carrick Dalton, Sonya Larson, and Tim Weed.
What is Climate Fiction? Who's writing it? Where did the genre start? We'll have answers to all of these questions!
Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel, WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG, is forthcoming from Tor/Forge Macmillan in January 2021, to be followed by THE LAST BEEKEEPER in 2022. She is a Tin House alum and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. Her news and feature articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, The Hollywood Reporter, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, and other publications. Her short fiction has appeared in The Charles River Review and The MacGuffin. She is the winner of the William Faulkner Literary Competition and the Writer's League of Texas Award for contemporary and literary fiction, and she was shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award and the Claymore Award. Julie contributes to Electric Literature, The Writer Unboxed, and DeadDarlings websites. She also owns and operates an organic farm.
Sonya Larson’s short fiction and essays have appeared in Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, American Literary Review, Poets & Writers, Writer’s Chronicle, Amazon Originals, Audible.com, West Branch, Salamander, Memorious, The Harvard Advocate, Solstice Magazine, Del Sol Review, Red Mountain Review, The Hub, and more. She has received honors and fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, St. Botolph Club Foundation, and more.
She currently works as Director of the Muse and the Marketplace literary conference, hosted by GrubStreet in Boston, as well as a manager of the Boston Writers of Color Group. She received her MFA in fiction in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Tim Weed is a novelist, lecturer, outdoorsman, and independent scholar. His short fiction collection, A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing, made the 2018 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize Shortlist. His YA novel, Will Poole’s Island, was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year.
Tim teaches in the Newport MFA in Creative Writing and at GrubStreet, the country’s largest independent creative writing center. He is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award, and his short fiction and essays have appeared in Literary Hub, Craft, Colorado Review, The Millions, Fiction Writers Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Backcountry, and many others.
A high mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies is the point of departure for these stories of dark adventure, in which vividly drawn landscapes provide an immersive setting for narratives about coming of age, altered states, moral slippage, romantic love, sexual jealousy, and impenetrable loneliness.