Thank you! For joining us for Monday’s vital collection of readings by leading writers and activists from around the world.
Over the coming decade, a million species face extinction. It is estimated that 200 species go extinct every day.
We can remain silent or we can lend our voices however best we can to try to save them.
On the Brink took place online on Monday, November 30th at 7pm GMT to commemorate Remembrance Day for Lost Species (www.lostspeciesday.org). Our 20 writers and cultural figures read new work and spoke to specific animals at threat from extinction. You heard from:
- Margaret Atwood on the Tasmanian devil
- Homero Aridjis on the Vaquita porpoise
- Emma Thompson on the puffin
- Ben Okri on the tiger
- Taiwanese artist Wu Ming-Yi on the pangolin
- Bianca Jagger on the eastern gorilla
- Judy Ling Wong on the snow leopard
- Elizabeth Kolbert on the Sumatran rhino
- Amitav Ghosh on the Irrawaddy dolphin
…as well as Nana Oforiatta Ayim, Lily Cole, Prerna Singh Bindra, Lydia Millet, Sangu Iyer, Laura Jean McKay, Laura Coleman and more.
David Lindo the Urban Birder, entomologist Erica McAlister, Mya-Rose Craig aka ‘BirdGirlUK’, and BBC Springwatch’s Gillian Burke were our four illustrious comperes.
Couldn’t make the event? Spread the word in other ways.
Share Writers Rebel content
Take a few minutes to read, watch, listen and share Writers Rebel.
Sharing our content is a simple and impactful way to raise awareness of the climate and ecological emergency. If you’ve read something on our site that moved you, please do mention it on social media or when speaking with family, friends and colleagues.
Support Writers Rebel Campaigns
We’ll shortly be launching an exciting new Writers Rebel campaign aimed at the publishing industry! Watch this space and our newsletter for how to get involved!
Help us to platform diverse voices
Writers Rebel is actively looking to platform marginalised voices, activists in the Global South, and those on the frontlines of environmental struggles. If this is you, or someone you know, and you have a story to share with our readers, contact us.
Volunteer for Extinction Rebellion
Various XR teams and groups all over the UK are looking for volunteers with a diversity of skills, for in-person and remote roles. Time commitment starts at 2 hours per week. The current list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.
Join your local Extinction Rebellion group
Write for Us
At Writers Rebel, we publish work by aspiring writers alongside pieces by more established authors. Find out more about what we’re looking for here.
Join the Writers Rebel team
We are looking for committed, skilled writers from a diversity of backgrounds to join the Writers Rebel team and assist with editorial support, administrative tasks, and a new campaign. A minimum commitment of 4 hours per week is required, plus a weekly 1-hour team meeting via Zoom. If you’d like to be involved, please email email@example.com with a paragraph about your skills/experience and a paragraph about why you’d like to join the team.
Contact us with your ideas
You can email us directly.