Winnipeg International Writers Festival

Tackle the challenges of writing realistic fiction in the shadow of a climate emergency with award-winning writer JOAN THOMAS.

How do we write compellingly about a world in ecological crisis?

Is the realistic novel, with its focus on individual subjectivity and its emphasis on insight rather than event, up for the job?

Disputing the notion of “cli-fi” as a separate genre, this workshop looks at the challenge precarious times pose for all contemporary fiction, and leads participants to identify strategies that take on the world in trenchant and engaging ways.

JOAN THOMAS is the Governor General’s Award winning author of Wild Hope, Five Wives and three other novels. She lives in Winnipeg.