Untangling Environmental Stories

September 20, 2019 § 1 Comment


Ana Maria Spagna Craft PhotoIn the craft essay from our new issue, Ana Maria Spagna explains how the complicated threads of environmental stories can be untangled by embracing contradictions. She acknowledges that tackling these vital stories is a challenge and hopes her contradictory lessons will compel more creative writers to explore this theme.

Here’s an excerpt:

So often what draws me to environmental stories is the sheer energy of people fighting on the fringes, exploring solutions, working with shovels and saws, with computers and maps, with megaphones and musical instruments. Super heroes proliferate on the big screen, in the realm of so-called make-believe. They also surround us every day: sheep shearers, oyster farmers, citizen scientists, teachers, students, writers. Always writers.

Read the rest in our latest issue.

 

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§ One Response to Untangling Environmental Stories

  • What an excellent, non-solipsistic essay, thank you! (The “Embrace the personal. Avoid Solipsism” is the advice that spoke the loudest to me; it articulates something I have observed that has bothered me, but that I hadn’t put into words.)

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