- Mar 08 2022
Time6 PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET
- 7:00 pm
Processing Fire and Climate Disasters Through Poetry: Lecture by Molly Fisk
Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire
In the 11-week online lecture series Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire, in collaboration with the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University, we’ll scan the horizon for the ideas and stories that can guide us through this critical and disorienting time. We’ve invited speakers who offer perspectives from across the arts, humanities, and environmental sciences to think about questions like: What can we learn about transformation from fire’s destructive and creative force? How should we live differently, both with each other and on the planet, in this era of wildfires? How can we honor fire as an ancient, rejuvenating element while also honoring all that has been lost to wildfire?
This series is also co-sponsored by OSU’s Center for the Humanities, OSU’s Sustainability Office, OSU’s Arts and Education Complex, and Terrain.org. This lecture is also co-sponsored by Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Grass Roots Books & Music, and OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film.
Everyone is invited to attend this live Zoom event with Molly Fisk. She’ll be exploring connections between poetry and how we process catastrophic events such as wildfire. She’ll share selections from the book she edited, California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology, a project funded by a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. Fisk created this project to teach kids across California to write poems about the climate crisis as a way to process their feelings about it. The anthology brings together selections from these youth poets, as well as poems by many prominent writers.
Molly Fisk is a poet, radio commentator, life coach, writing teacher, painter, mentor, and speaker. She is the author of four collections of poems and three compilations of essays/commentary. She served as Poet Laureate of Nevada County, California, from 2017 to 2019.