BRENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Environmental Writers Project – Amended in Consultation with Brent Library Service. Speakers have agreed but dates need to be confirmed
This project involves a series of monthly readers’ meetings with environmental writers talking about their books, presented as a joint project by Brent Campaign against Climate Change and Brent Library Service. We would also hope to involve the Willesden Bookshop (not yet contacted).
The meetings will consist of a single writer giving a presentation of their book, possibly reading extracts, followed by Q&A and discussion. Anticipated numbers –
15 – 20. We would hope to give enough notice to enable readers to read the books before the meeting. The Library Service will publicise the series in advance.
“Books” may include pamphlets, reports or other documents, be fiction or non-fiction, and represent a range of political views and cultural backgrounds. Writers proposed for the first series of meetings from April 2011:
SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2.00pm – “FAMILY DAY” LAUNCH – Saci Lloyd – Carbon Diaries 2017 (confirmed)
MONDAY 9 MAY 7.30pm – Andrew Simms – Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations (date to be confirmed)
MONDAY 6 JUNE 7.30pm – Jonathan Neale – Stop Global Warming: Change the World (date to be confirmed)
MONDAY 4 JULY 7.30pm – Derek Wall – No Nonsense Guide to Green Politics
(date be confirmed)
MONDAY 1 AUGUST 7.30pm – Alexis Rowell – Communities, Councils and a Low Carbon Future (date to be confirmed).
Brent Libraries have agreed to jointly promote the meetings, hold them free of charge in the lending area of Willesden Green Library, make copies of the books available and arrange publicity in the Brent Magazine and other Brent channels.
If the first series is successful we would hope to organise further meetings.