The Role of Fiction During the Climate Crisis with David Huebert (on Zoom)

Friday October 7, 2022
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From the Literary Review of Canada: “David Huebert’s uncanny facility for spinning densely poetic fiction out of the tawdry horror of twenty-first-century life has made him one of the most captivating authors of the past decade.”

Join us for a reading and interactive discussion with Huebert on the role of fiction during the climate crisis. He will be presenting his most recent work, Chemical Valley, winner of the Alistair Macleod Prize for Short Fiction, finalist for the Thomas Randall Atlantic Fiction Award, the 2022 Relit Award, and the Siskiyou Prize.

Speaker Biography

A settler writer, educator, and critic from Kjipuktuk (Halifax), David Huebert (he/him) is Co-Director of Creative Writing at The University of New Brunswick and Acting Editor of The Fiddlehead. A self-styled “dirty nature writer,” David’s short fiction has won the CBC Short Story Prize, has twice been nominated for National Magazine Awards, and was a finalist for the 2020 Journey Prize. David’s fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His latest book, Chemical Valley (Biblioasis 2021), won the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and was shortlisted for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the ReLit Award, and others.Many thanks to the Public Humanities Hub for their sponsorship of this event.

Visiting Writers Program

The School of Creative Writing’s Visiting Writers Program provides an opportunity for our students, alumni and faculty to connect with insightful writers in small group settings. We encourage everyone in Creative Writing to take advantage of this opportunity – it’s a unique benefit of being involved in the School.

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