Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times
The anthology, Rising Tides, is a product of an intensive, place-based workshop (March 2018 in Galiano Island, BC) that brought in expert scholars, creative writers, analysts and activists into an interdisciplinary conversation about climate change as a process in need of public story. It also brought longer-term collaboration of workshop participants leading to the publication of Rising Tides (September, 2019) which is part of Cate Sandilands’ Trudeau Fellowship Project on Storying Climate Change: Narrative, Imagination, Justice, Resilience. The book will serve as the basis of wider public conversations about people’s responses to the stories and essays in the collection, and as a model for the generation of new stories to ground and orient meaningful personal understandings and actions.
Edited by Catriona Sandilands
Rising Tides is a collection of short fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and poetry addressing the past, present and future of climate change. Bringing stories about climate change—both catastrophic and subtle—closer to home, this new anthology inspires reflection, understanding, conversation and action. With more than forty purposefully written pieces, Rising Tides emphasizes the need for intimate stories and thoughtful attention, and also for a view of climate justice that is grounded in ongoing histories of colonialism and other forms of environmental and social devastation. These stories parallel the critical issues facing the planet, and imagine equitable responses for all Canadians, moving beyond denial and apocalypse and toward shared meaning and action.
Contributors to the anthology include established writers, climate change experts from different backgrounds and front-line activists: Carleigh Baker, Stephen Collis, Ashlee Cunsolo, Ann Eriksson, Rosemary Georgeson, Hiromi Goto, Laurie D. Graham, David Huebert, Sonnet L’Abbé, Timothy Leduc, Christine Lowther, Kyo Maclear, Emily McGiffin, Deborah McGregor, Philip Kevin Paul, Richard Pickard, Holly Schofield, Betsy Warland, Evelyn White, Rita Wong and many more.
In addition to RISING TIDES, Cate is working on a book about plants and environmental philosophy (CULTIVATING FEMINISM) and a memoir about her journey to write a book about Jane Rule (THE JANE BOOK).