New Writing North creates Climate Emergency Writer in Residence role in response to Climate Emergency

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20 September 2019
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The North's literature organisation has created a new position to raise awareness and understanding

 

The North's literature organisation has created a new position to raise awareness and understanding

New Writing North has joined other business and organisations to declaree a Climate Emergency. The new writer in residence position is to help New Writing North and Newcastle University work creatively to raise awareness and  understanding of climate change.

'We believe that arts and culture have the power to change the way we think, can help us explore possible new futures and ways of living, examine the gap between what we know and what we do, deepen empathy, and ultimately, inspire action,' said New Writing North in a statement. 'Writers respond to the world through words, and craft the stories that shape us. As such, we believe that they have a unique and vital role to play in activism and in creating a new narrative for the world.'

The Climate Emergency Writer in Residence may be a writer of fiction, poetry or non-fiction with a strong track record of public work and engagement. They wil be expected to undertake a period of research and consultation and produce a piece of work to be released into the public domain. There is a fee of £10,000. Applications are open now until 1 November.

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For full details see the website.

 

 

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