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Pipelines, Politics & Prose: Getting Personal About Our Planet

  • Sandisfield Art Center 5 Hammertown Rd Sandisfield, Massachusetts 01255 (map)

Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., will offer a talk and inspirational writing workshop relating the political and planetary implications of the proliferation of fossil fuel infrastructure to our personal histories and our individual and shared visions of a livable future. The event is a benefit for the No Fracked Gas In Mass campaign. 

Dr. Browdy, a professor of comparative literature and media studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, is the author of a new memoir, What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered…A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir, as well as a writer’s guide to purposeful memoir. Believing in the value of telling our stories in ways that include the political and planetary backdrops of our personal lives, Jennifer offers local workshops in purposeful memoir through the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers.

She will read short excerpts from her memoir, tracing her development as an environmental activist, and will discuss the importance of shocks—personal, political and planetary—in pushing us to move beyond our comfort zones and begin to contemplate and work for real social and environmental transformation. Jennifer will offer prompts inviting the audience to do some free-form writing on these topics, and will facilitate an open-hearted, inspirational discussion.

$10 donation.