Events, New Books

Reading and Discussion with Author Devi Lockwood

Join Norwich Public Library for a reading and Q&A of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change. In 1001 Voices, Journalist Devi Lockwood travels the world, often by bicycle, collecting personal stories about how flood, fire, drought, and rising seas are changing communities. Lockwood will read excerpts from the book and take any questions about her travels around the world collecting first-person accounts. She will be joined in the Q&A by climate journalist Jack Cushman.

Tuesday, September 7 at 6:00 pm

The library is accepting reservations for in-person attendance.

Attendance can also take place via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86434083069

Signed copies of 1,001 Voices on Climate Change are available for sale at the Norwich Bookstore. The bookstore will be available to sell books during this event. An in-person reception will take place on the library’s front yard beginning at 7:00pm following the reading.

More About 1,001 Voices on Climate Change

In 1,001 Voices on Climate Change, Lockwood travels the world, often by bicycle, collecting first-person accounts of climate change. She talks to indigenous elders and youth in Fiji and Tuvalu about drought and disappearing coastlines, attends the UN climate conference in Morocco, and bikes the length of New Zealand and Australia, interviewing the people she meets about retreating glaciers, contaminated rivers, and wildfires. She rides through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia to listen to marionette puppeteers and novice Buddhist monks. From Denmark and Sweden to China, Turkey, the Canadian Arctic, and the Peruvian Amazon, she finds that ordinary people sharing their stories does far more to advance understanding and empathy than even the most alarming statistics and studies. This book is a hopeful global listening tour for climate change, channeling the urgency of those who have already glimpsed the future to help us avoid the worst.

About the Author

Devi Lockwood has written about science, climate change, and technology for The New York TimesThe GuardianSlate, and The Washington Post, among others. She spent five years traveling in twenty countries on six continents to document 1,001 stories on water and climate change, funded in part by the Gardner & Shaw postgraduate traveling fellowships from Harvard and a National Geographic Early Career Grant. Lockwood graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from Harvard, where she studied Folklore and Mythology and earned a Language Citation in Arabic. In 2019, she completed an MS in Science Writing at MIT. She is an editor for Rest of World and splits her time between New York and Vermont. Follow her on Twitter at @Devi_Lockwood.