8-Week: Writing Ecological Fiction

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

Writer Amitav Ghosh calls this ecological era “The Great Derangement” because our culture “leaves us nowhere to turn but toward our self-annihilation.” While the climate crisis has already proven to be an essential subject in art, it’s not always clear how to best approach this international crisis through writing. As the climate changes, what should one do when nature writing feels too meek and political protest too heavy? In this prose writing class, we’ll read contemporary eco-fiction texts, write our own eco-fiction pieces, and discuss strategies to create ecological awareness as well as inspire cultural change to better resist this great derangement. This class is for writers and readers of all skill levels.

Please note that this class focuses on the generation and craft of eco-writing, and will not contain workshop. 

Required Texts*: 

The Overstory, by Richard Powers
On Such a Full Sea, by Change-Rae Lee

*Copies of these books are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 

Instructor: Alexander Lumans Learn More


Oct 23, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmOct 30, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 06, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 13, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 20, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 27, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 04, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 11, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm