Tales of Two Planets
Literary | Talks Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World Peter Jay Sharp Building
Lepercq Space/BAMcafé
Canceled

Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
With Mariana Enriquez, Aminatta Forna, and Ligaya Mishan
Including work and reflections by Ian Teh and Tayi Tibble
Hosted by John Freeman

Beloved writer and editor John Freeman convenes an evening of readings and discussion to celebrate his new anthology about the environmental crisis and how it is being experienced around the globe.

This event has been postponed due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. For questions about ticket exchanges and refunds, contact BAM Ticket Services at info@BAM.org. (Note: our phone room is temporarily closed.) Alternatively, please consider donating your tickets at this time and help the arts continue to thrive during these challenging times.

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BAM, Greenlight, and beloved writer and editor John Freeman convene an evening of readings and discussion to celebrate his new book. By bringing together the words and ideas of innovative creative voices, including Freeman, Mariana Enriquez, Aminatta Forna, Ligaya Mishan, with contributions by photographer Ian Teh and poet Tayi Tibble, this event is intended to break down borders and compel us to think about climate change as a set of collective issues that affect us beyond nationality.

Building from his acclaimed Tales of Two Americas, Freeman’s new anthology, Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World, aims to help us see how the environmental crisis is being experienced around the globe. From Bangkok to Nairobi, climate change is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live and at the same time creating communities by necessitating previous separate groups to work together. What for some in the global north is an issue of contact, for many others is one of daily survival—affecting health care, housing, and employment. In essays, fiction, poetry, and photographs, this collection brings the headlines of our global climate crisis back to an individual scale and makes it urgent again.

ALL TICKETS:  $15; $30 with book