Tim Flannery at Write Around the Murray

18 August 2015

Acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery will bring his search for climate change solutions to Albury as part of the Write Around the Murray Festival, 9-13 September.

Professor Flannery, who was the Australian of the Year in 2007, argues in his new book that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis - but catastrophe is not inevitable.

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for solutions to the climate crisis will be released just before he visits Albury. The new work comes 10 years after his ground-breaking climate change book The Weather Makers.

Prof Flannery will take part in two Write Around the Murray events – Atmosphere of Hope: Tim Flannery in Conversation on Friday 11 September 6-7pm at the LibraryMuseum and a panel discussion When Sci-Fi becomes Cli-Fi (science fiction and climate fiction) on Saturday 12 September 1-2.15pm at the LibraryMuseum. Entry cost to both events is a gold coin donation.

Write Around the Murray co-ordinator Ann-Maree Ellis said 4500 people took part in festival events last year and urged even more people to get involved in the 9th festival.

"We have 65 events in this year's Write Around the Murray Festival and many of them are free or cost just a gold coin donation," she said.

"Write Around the Murray is a celebration of storytelling in all its forms.

"People can come and listen to authors, take part in memoir or poetry writing workshops and learn about alternative publishing platforms." 

Of the 65 Write Around the Murray events, some highlights will include: 

  • Opening play Who are you supposed to be? starring Rob Lloyd, 9 September 
  • Literary lunch with The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion, 10 September
  • Festival dinner with comedian Adam Richard, 12 September
  • Now Hear This a storytelling program with Radio National. Tell us about a time when you lost the plot… 11 September
  • MasterChef winner and author Adam Liaw Fired Up at the wood-fired ovens, 13 September
  • The Magic Ingredient a panel discussion,12 September, featuring Australia's queen of modern fantasy writing Isobelle Carmody and award-winning authors Richard Harland and Andrew McGahan.

To find out more about the festival or book to attend an event, visit the website or find out more at the LibraryMuseum, corner Kiewa and Swift streets.