Cli-Fi: The Intersection of Climate and Fiction
Julie Carrick Dalton, Author
Author and journalist (and New Entry Sustainable Farming Course graduate!), Julie Carrick Dalton discusses her debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song, in which she uses the lens of fiction and her love and connection to the natural world to present pressing issues of climate change and its effects on our communities in a cautiously hopeful way, an optimistic call to action that results in a page-turning and gripping read. Julie Carrick Dalton's journalism has been published in such places as The Boston Globe and BusinessWeek, and she workshopped her debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song, in GrubStreet's Novel Incubator, a year-long, MFA-level novel intensive. She has won several awards including the 2017 William Faulkner Literary Competition. Dalton has been invited to speak at literary conferences, schools, and universities on the intersection of fiction and climate. Dalton also owns and operates a small farm in rural New Hampshire. With Waiting for the Night Song, she uses this experience to present pressing issues of climate change and its effects on our communities in a cautiously hopeful way, an optimistic call to action that is sure to resonate with readers and gives this page-turner an urgent, timely, big scope feel.
This event is co-hosted by Environmental Studies’ Hoch Cunnignham Environmental Lectures and Tisch College's Civic Life Lunch series and co-sponsored by the English Department and the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.