Robert Macfarlane ‘Writing the End of Nature: Literature in the Anthropocene’

5th Annual Creative Writing Lecture

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Mar 10, 2016
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM


Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester LE1 7RH

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Robert Macfarlane will give the Annual Creative Writing Lecture on 10 March


In 2016, geologists will decide whether we have now entered the Anthropocene - a new epoch of Earth history in which human influence has come to shape the planet so powerfully that it will long leave its mark in the geological record.

How might we write about this new phase of time?

What stories, images, dreams, hopes and fears will populate the literature of the Anthropocene?

Robert Macfarlane’s multi-award winning, bestselling works include Mountains of the Mind (2003), The Wild Places (2007), The Old Ways (2012) and Landmarks (2015). His books have been adapted into documentaries, films, radio series, and chosen as books of the year by everyone from Philip Pullman to Will Self.

Robert has twice judged the Booker Prize, and even written the libretto for a jazz opera set in a nuclear weapons test site. He collaborates widely with artists and musicians including Stanley Donwood and Johnny Flynn.

Robert is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and of the Royal Society of Literature.

This lecture is made possible through a kind donation from Santander Universities.

Entry is free, just turn up on the day.
For queries, contact Dr Harry Whitehead

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