“Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world” (Salon Rose)

How do female writers portray nature in works of fiction and essays? How does culture color that perspective? Nature writing has long been the domain of primarily white male writers. Today, women are staking their claim on the genre in original ways. How does their perspective enrich what the Scottish author Kathleen Jamie has called […]

Author readings followed by documentary shorts film screening (Cinema Castillet)

Panelists who spoke on the Nature Writing panel earlier this morning, along with invited guests, will be reading a selection of their work. A variety of film shorts will be screened after their readings. Short Films “I follow rivers” Synopsis This piece is a personal exploration of the perceived/false distinction that exists between humanity and […]

Zakiya Mckenzie

Zakiya Mckenzie

Zakiya Mckenzie began her working life as a scriptwriter and journalist in Kingston, Jamaica, New York City and then Johannesburg, South Africa. Back home in England, she became a ‘Green and Black Ambassador,’ making connections between Bristol’s African-Caribbean communities and the city’s booming environmental sector. She holds a Masters of Research in Environment, Energy and […]