Writing the Crisis: Creative Responses to Climate Change

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Tuesday 11 July 2023

5:00 pm


Bantry Library

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Join us for readings and a public discussion on creative responses to climate change. Contributors to this event include Annemarie Ní Chuirreáin, Ailbhe Ní Gearbhuigh, Danny Denton, Morgan Ventura, Hannah Daley, Rosie Everett, Benjamin Gearey and Maureen O’Connor.

Admission: Free

The creative partners will read selected work in English and Irish, and the scientists will discuss elements of research and knowledge connected to issues of influencing behavioural and perceptual change, the role of heritage and culture in bridging all aspects of the climate emergency. All contributors will consider the challenges and problems as well as the possibilities for change and mitigation.


This event is supported by UCC and Irish Research Council.




Danny Denton

Danny Denton is a writer from Passage West, Cork. His novels to date are The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow and All Along The Echo, and his shorter work has appeared...

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Dr Rosie Everett

Dr Rosie Everett is a specialist in peatland restoration with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to engage with tangible and intangible cultural arts and heritage to support community-level restoration. She...

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Benjamin Gearey

Dr Benjamin Gearey is Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology, University College Cork. He is a member of the United Nations Global Peatlands Initiative and an elected member of the Joint Planning...

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Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Her books include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017). Town (The Salvage Press) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She...

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Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Ciarraíoch í Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Tá a cuid filíochta léite aici i bPáras, i Nua Eabhrac, i Montréal agus ar an mBuailtín. Bhuaigh a dán ‘Deireadh na Feide’ Corn Uí Néill...

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Maureen O'Connor

Maureen O’Connor lectures in the Department of English in University College Cork. She is the author of The Female and the Species: The Animal in Irish Women’s Writing (2010), co-editor, with Derek...

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Morgan L. Ventura

Morgan L. Ventura is a writer and curator whose work has been published by Banshee, Dedalus Press, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Best Canadian Essays 2021, among others. She holds a...

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