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Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis (Paperback)
A profound, powerful and moving collection of 100 letters from around the world responding to the climate crisis, introduced by Emma Thompson and lovingly illustrated by CILIP award winner Jackie Morris.
'All power to this amazing project.' JOANNE HARRIS
'Makes sense of the climate crisis in a whole new way' MAGID MAGID
How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? How can we explain to our children, and to ourselves, what the future of our planet might look and feel like?
Letters to the Earthis the beginning of a new conversation. One that attempts to answer some of these questions by listening to the voices of parents and children; politicians and poets; songwriters and scientists. Gathering together over 100 letters written in response to the climate emergency, each entry begins to give language to the unspeakable, and shows how our collective power is present when we are ready to slow down and listen to each other.
It's natural to feel worried or concerned about what the future of the earth holds. These letters are an opportunity to reflect on our connection to the planet and each other in times of crisis. They are also an opportunity to act and respond to this crisis. To put pen to paper and make your voice heard.
Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, actor Mark Rylance, poet Kate Tempest, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths Green Party MP Caroline Lucas. , Booker prize Winning author Ben Okri and actor Freya Mavor.
About the Author
Culture Declares Emergency is a growing community of creative practitioners and organisations concerned about the dire state of our planet. In April 2019 they issued a call for the public to write a letter to the earth. The responses were read out during the week of rebellion by actors including Emma Thompson, Andrew Scott and Alex Lawther. Theatres all over the world performed readings from the 'book of letters'.