Rooted Words IX: Solastalgia

January 30, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, 175 Electioneer Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Admission is free and open to the community, no reservation required. Attendees are welcome to bring food or drink to share.

Rooted Words is a quarterly reading series. We welcome attendees to come and read short pieces (5 minutes or less, please) of their own writing, new or old, usually related to a theme for each meeting. All are welcome to come join the cammaraderie, and share a piece of writing if they wish. Rain or shine--look for us in the barn if the weather is foreboding.

Solastalgia, January 30, 2019: With winter upon us, it is time perhaps to contemplate the particular emotional hues of life in the Anthropocene. The theme for this quarter's Rooted Words community reading event is Solastalgia, the specific feelings of grief, anxiety, and regret associated with living immersed in rapid environmental change—and the heightened awareness that loss gives us of all that is achingly beautiful about this one, fleeting moment. We welcome your writing about life amidst the change, with certainty that we can better face it together than alone, and perhaps even push the darkness back a little with our words and attention and shared humanity. The more the merrierless grim, so please share widely with your networks and plan to come yourself. (And a note for those coming to Rooted Words for the first time—we always have a theme, but we always stray from it, too. We will be glad to hear whatever writing you want to share, no matter how thematically divergent it may be.)

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Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Earth Systems Program, O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Earth Systems Environmental Communication Program
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