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Ilustration: The Oak addresses the Spirit of the Trees
The Oak addresses the Spirit of the Trees | Frederick Cayley Robinson
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Wednesday 17 November 18:45 - 21:45

Imagining Ecological Pasts and Futures

Part of Being Human Festival 2021

From folklore to fantasy, children’s literature to Sci-Fi, humans have always written tales of magic and wonder that relate the human to the non-human world. At a time of ecological crisis this imaginative capacity for ‘serious play’ is needed more than ever. Join the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic for a series of speed dating presentations exploring how fantasy engages us with climate emergency, before handing over to authors Ruth EJ Booth and Oliver Langmead for an interactive creative writing session inspired by the evening’s conversation.

Please Note: you will need separate tickets for both parts of this session.
18:45 – 20:00: Presentations & Discussion

20:00 – 20:15: Break
20:15 – 21:45: Creative Writing Session