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Online Workshop: Writing towards Hope in a Climate Crisis

The Climatopia Project is organising an online eco-poetry workshop on 22nd July, 2023. The workshop will be facilitated by writer and activist Matt Sowerby.

Date: 22nd July, 2023

Time: 3pm to 5pm BST Venue: Zoom

Theme: Writing towards Hope in a Climate Crisis

Matt Sowerby is a writer and environmental activist from Cumbria. He was a 2018 National Youth Slam Champion and 2023 Uni-Slam Champion. Matt has performed in the Houses of Parliament and on BBC Radio 3, and his work was exhibited by the United Nations in 2022. Matt is also the Director of Kirkby Lonsdale Poetry Festival, the first of which took place in 2022. He runs writing workshops in schools and universities, and also for campaigning organisations. In his own writing Matt is frequently inspired by the roots of words, activist history, and the spoken word. He writes a newsletter called 'How to Stay Hopeful in a Climate Crisis', which he is adapting into a non-fiction book, and he is also working on his first poetry pamphlet. Outside of poetry, Matt sits on the National Trust’s Regional Advisory Board (North England), advising primarily on Sustainability.

Hope to see you there!

Rucha at The Climatopia Project

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