THE FUTURE IS DROWNING : People of the River Rise

May 17, 2020

 THE FUTURE IS DROWNING

 

 

 

People of the River Rise:

a Writers Rebel event compered by novelist Toby Litt

 

on Wednesday May 20, 2020  at 19.30-21.00

 

A series of readings by @WritersRebels

with @CultureDeclares



Featuring:

 

Jeff Goodell author of The Water Will Come and writer for Rolling Stone

Chloe Aridjis winner of this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for Sea Monsters

Clare Morrall  Booker-nominated author of When the FloodsCame

 

 


We stand united against the threat of floods.

 

In the next 80 years, large parts ofLondon could be underwater due to increased rainfall and rising sea levels.Before that, regular floods - like those wreaking destruction in other parts ofthe country - are likely to become the 'new normal' for many Londoners. The Thames Barrier built to protect us from floodsis under increasing pressure and will soon be unable to defend us.

 

Meanwhile our government remainsinactive on the climate crisis.

 

We are rising up against thiscriminal failure to protect us. And we stand in solidarity with those alreadyaffected by flooding in the rest of the UK - and the millions around the globealready living with the devastating effects of climate breakdown.


 
Originally planned as a performance outside Tate Modern but cancelled due to theCovid-19 lockdown, People of the River Rise, curated by Writer’s Rebel, bringstogether specialist authors on the impact and ravages of flooding for anevening of readings on Zoom.

 

Reserve your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-evening-offer-tickets-102028530080
 
Readers include:

 

Jeff Goodell, (The Water Will Come/RollingStone),

Clare Morrall (When the Floods Came),

Edward Platt, (The Great Flood),

Monique Roffey (Archipelago),

Courttia Newland (A River CalledTime),

Chloe Aridjis, a London-based Mexicanwriter and novelist, who will read a river poem from her father, HomeroAridjis, a reknowned Mexican poet and environmental activist.

Josh Appignesi (filmmaker Song ofSongs)

 

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