The Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Exploring The Eco-Fiction Genre in Writing
A Panel Conversation About the Environment and Writing

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 | 5:30PM
The Reading Room, 3340 Moore Hall
UCLA Campus

Please RSVP, as space is limited

Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow

A booksigning event to celebrate the publication of Downdrift, a work of eco-fiction by Johanna Drucker. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Enjoy an intriguing and important conversation between three UCLA thought leaders from widely disparate backgrounds about the genre of eco-fiction, ecological topics and themes, and how the world can be perceived differently and more genuinely through creative work. The conversation will include a discussion of Downdrift, a new work of ecological fiction, by UCLA Professor Johanna Drucker (Three Rooms Press, April 2018).

Downdrift is a work of speculative eco-fiction that describes the impact of ecological pressures on animals that are adopting human behaviors, with droll and sometimes alarming results. The book follows a year of changes and the travels of a housecat and a lion who are inexplicably driven towards a rendezvous.

Start date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:00
Event location: 
3340 Moore Hall
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