Festival Nature Through her Eyes, VII Academy: Interview of Claudia Casper

The Nature: Through Her Eyes festival was a special event with free admission celebrating and highlighting women’s roles in storytelling about nature and the environment, including writers, photographers, filmmakers, as well as camera and sound operators.

The festival was held in Perpignan, France from October 18-21st, 2019 with presenters from the media, literature, academia and research, and legal and commercial worlds. Programming included professional workshops, seminars, film screenings, and mentoring, and these videos offer a glimpse into the 4 days of exciting events.

The UPVD was a partner of the event.

Claudia Casper is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Mercy Journals, a post climate change, post apocalyptic, story about murder, memory, and the evolution of the new, won the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award for distinguished science fiction. Human evolution is a driving theme in all her work, starting with her best selling debut novel, The Reconstruction, about a woman whose life is falling apart just as she’s hired by a museum to do an anatomically precise reconstruction of Lucy, the famous fossil of a female Australopithecus afarensis, a 3 million year old species on the complex bush of human evolution. In 2018 she was the Whistler writer in residence and a speaker at TedX Vancouver – How to Write Like a Writer.

Learn more about the festival at: www.naturethroughhereyes.com


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