Title

Homecoming: A Climate Fiction Reading

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Climate Change, Speculative Fiction, Narrative

Abstract

How does the concept of home grow with you? Every year, salmon return to the streams they were born in to lay their eggs and die. Likewise, humans will always feel a pull towards what we consider home. This reading of a short piece of climate fiction will explore themes of migration, both of the natural world and of our relation to it. Drawing on techniques and knowledge gained in a recent class on climate change in history and literature, this piece of fiction tells the story of a school teacher who returns home to the Pacific Northwest, and how she passes on lessons about the salmon that return there every year.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Tamara Caulkins and Matthew Martinson

Department/Program

Douglas Honors College

Additional Mentoring Department

History

Additional Mentoring Department

Douglas Honors College

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May 16th, 12:00 AM May 22nd, 12:00 AM

Homecoming: A Climate Fiction Reading

Ellensburg

How does the concept of home grow with you? Every year, salmon return to the streams they were born in to lay their eggs and die. Likewise, humans will always feel a pull towards what we consider home. This reading of a short piece of climate fiction will explore themes of migration, both of the natural world and of our relation to it. Drawing on techniques and knowledge gained in a recent class on climate change in history and literature, this piece of fiction tells the story of a school teacher who returns home to the Pacific Northwest, and how she passes on lessons about the salmon that return there every year.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/CAH/9