How to Tell a Story to Save the World 1Toby Litt

In the next five months Writers Rebel is exclusively serialising Toby Litt’s How to Tell a Story to Save the World, a short book about storytelling, heroism, climate collapse and hope.   Normally, when people come along to a creative writing class, they are hoping to learn how to write better stories, not how to […]

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Watching An ExtinctionKristin Nowell

Every time I look out at the ocean through the window of my San Felipe home I wonder: is it over? Until the scientists are able to get their hydrophones back in the ocean, there’s no way to know, for certain.  These underwater microphones filter out the distinctive ultrasonic clicks of Mexico’s vaquita porpoise, and […]

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Our Oceans: Are we looking at it all backwards?Deb Rowan Wright

Over many years working in ocean conservation, I’ve met people in fishing communities from Cornwall to Scotland, celebrity chefs, MPs, journalists, students, and scientists. We’ve discussed catch quotas, fishing gear, microplastics, aggregate dredging, by-catch, super-trawlers, and harmful state subsidies. I’ve learned about marine litter, EU law, dead zones, longlines, ghost fishing, beam trawling, and ocean […]

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Tax Strike!Jane Rogers

I joined XR back in January 2019 and since then I’ve taken part in numerous XR actions, locally and nationally, and been arrested.  But during the pandemic, an increasing sense of futility has kicked in. What difference do these actions really make? On a bad day, they can seem, as Roger Scranton has put it, […]

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The Natural World Is In Our KeepingLaline Paull

Author of Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlisted novel ‘The Bees’ Laline Paul shares her thoughts on zoomorphism, ice, and how stories open new worlds of possibility. You are one of the few writers who has written for adults from the perspective of non-human creatures. What led to you make that leap of the imagination, and how do people […]

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