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Livestream Reading: Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland writers Mary Fifield and Kristin Thiel, editors of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, for a group livestream reading and discussion. The co-editors will be joined by fellow contributors Jan Underwood and Jack Kirne. Omar El Akkad, who blurbed the book, will be reading from a story by contributor Carlos Labbé.
Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOCprjkpHt3UGm4YdeHc9vNUQwZPF-ac
About Fire & Water:
A Sámi woman studying Alaska fish populations sees our past and future through their present signs of stress and her ancestral knowledge. A teenager faces a permanent drought in Australia and her own sexual desire. An unemployed man in Wisconsin marvels as a motley parade of animals makes his trailer their portal to a world untrammeled by humans. Featuring short fiction from authors around the globe, Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene takes readers on a rare journey through the physical and emotional landscape of the climate crisis––not in the future, but today. By turns frightening, confusing, and even amusing, these stories remind us how complex, and beautiful, it is to be human in these unprecedented times.
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