A Cli-Fi Book Club for College Educators and Sustainability Advocates

This short course in climate fiction (“Cli-Fi”) is the ultimate academic book club for anyone in the higher education sustainability community! Are you a non-literary type who has never attended a book club? Or a bookworm who is obsessed with Cli-Fi? Somewhere in between? Everyone is welcome!

Books stacked up behind an open laptop

The interdisciplinary short course in literary fiction will take place over 6 monthly meetings. We will begin with an overview of the emergent genre of Cli-Fi and a curated book list of “teachable” novels organized by theme. Selected novels integrate science, economics, engineering, and psychology into humanities, communication, and storytelling to imagine a new future. 

Participants will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the genres of climate fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction; 
  • Learn speed reading techniques and how to create time to read more;  
  • Practice discussion techniques with other sustainability champions; 
  • Engage with faculty from a variety of disciplines including science, humanities, and social sciences;
  • Integrate imagination and the envisioning of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.

Key Details

  • Event Date & Time: Course participants will meet virtually on the first Thursday of the month from 2:45–4:00 p.m. EDT starting on June 3 and continuing through November 4.
  • Location: The workshop will take place online via Zoom.
  • Registration Fee: $95 (AASHE members), $125 (AASHE non-members) and $50 for Student participants.

Registration Policies:

  • Registration deadline is Thursday, June 3, 12:00 p.m. EDT.
  • Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover cards, ACH transfers or checks.
  • Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to May 24, 2021. No refunds will be given after May 24, 2021.
  • No substitutions are allowed.
  • Review all Terms & Conditions.

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