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Our Planet, Our Stories

Our Planet, Our Stories: Writing Climate Justice

Sunday, December 10th, from 12:00pm-4:00pm (Eastern Time)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

GrubStreet’s Our Planet, Our Stories series focuses on the climate crisis, and aims to help writers find creative ways to engage with this urgent global issue. At the end of the series, all participants will be invited to submit writing to an anthology that GrubStreet will put out in the spring of 2024. This is the second installation of GrubStreet's annual Our Times, Our Stories series, which offers a variety of free and reduced-cost classes focused on a pressing contemporary issue, with a free print and digital anthology of student writing collected nd distributed at the end of the series. To donate to the series, please visit our donation page

Our Planet, Our Stories: Writing Climate Justice

In this four-hour seminar, we will do a deep dive into writing nonfiction about our changing environment through a climate justice lens, and we will practice incorporating compelling calls to action into our nonfiction. Climate justice focuses on the ways that different groups of people are inordinately affected by environmental disasters, policy decisions, and public messaging about the environment.
Together we will discuss what we hope to achieve through our writing, how our experiences fit into a larger landscape of climate injustice and activism, and how we each might use our particular voice to contribute to this global conversation in a meaningful way. We will read and discuss examples from authors like Mary Annaïse Heglar, Harriet Riley, Rebecca Solnit, and Julian Brave NoiseCat to study the ways they've addressed these topics in their work. You will also have a chance to respond to writing prompts to help get new stories started, and a chance to share your writing for on-the-spot feedback in small groups. All writers in this class will be invited to publish their work in an anthology put together by GrubStreet in the spring of 2024.

Other Classes in the Our Planet, Our Stories Series

Our Planet, Our Stories: Writing Climate Fiction (multi-week, starting 10/24)

Our Planet, Our Stories: Writing Climate Essays and Op-Eds (multi-week, starting 10/26)

Our Planet, Our Stories: Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction (Sunday, October 29th, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

Our Planet, Our Stories: Nature Writing (Sunday, November 12th, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

Our Planet, Our Stories: Ecopoetics (Sunday, December 3rd, 12pm-4pm, FREE)

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

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Nora Corrigan
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  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Reading Homework
  • Writing Homework


  • Personal Essay
  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction

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