Authors and Artists

At A Glance

Contact: 

Lisa McLoughlin

Location: 

Northfield, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies
  • Land & Water

Active since:

2019

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc

Core volunteers:

7

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to sustain and encourage the growth of a vibrant community at the intersection of the arts, activism, and the environment.  We do this via a community-based, online festival with “headline speakers” who write about the intersections of environmental and social justice, and poetry from poets involved in the Writing the Land project, which pairs poets with land-trust protected lands to help support land protection. Through creative expression we encourage deep contemplation of how our human activities effect the environment , and encourage humans to shift their interactions with the rest of Nature toward a more environmentally-sustainable and socially-just relationship. This year all our headline speakers are BIPOC, and our focus is on the creative and political intersection of the arts and activism, specifically the intertwined nature of racial, cultural and environmental justice.