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The Water Age – new books for 2018

Meanda Books will publish three new publications in 2018 as the culmination of Tracey Warr’s work in the Frontiers in Retreat art and ecology research project. There is an expression of interest form at the bottom of this post.

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The Water Age and other Fictions

Paperback ISBN 9780995490215

ebook ISBN 9780995490222

publication date July 2018

 

 

Includes a revised, expanded version of Meanda, a future fiction novella about an ocean exoplanet. Octavio Paz meets J.G. Ballard meets David Attenborough in tales of hybrid species and aqua technologies. Inspired by spitting fish, spiders’ sticky lines, sliming snails, inking squids and singing whales.  [Image: James A. Hudson]

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The Water Age Art and Writing Workshops

Paperback ISBN 9780995490239

ebook ISBN 9780995490246

publication date July 2018

 

The Water Age #2 Supporting Materials

How might we live with more water in the future? Art and writing workshops relating to aquatic biomimicry, walking, swimming, maps, reading water environments, watery language. A wealth of playful exercises to produce art and writing focused on water.

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The Water Age Children’s Art and Writing Workshops

Paperback ISBN 9780995490253

ebook ISBN 9780995490260

publication date July 2018

 

 

The Water Age #3 Supporting Materials

The water you drink has been through the bladder of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and many other places. The water on Earth is 4.4 billion years old and came here from outer space. The octopus has three hearts and its eyes can look in two separate directions.

What other facts can we find out about the behaviour of water?

What can we learn about aquatic flora and fauna?

What imaginative ideas can we have about living with more water?

The Water Age Children’s Art and Writing Workshops is a book for teachers, artists and writers who are working with children aged 8-11. The workshops focus on water and contemplate a possible future when we are living with more water.

The art workshop suggests drawing and painting waterscapes, building waterscapes in the classroom or playground, designing and making models for water living, creating simple films about water living. The writing workshop helps to develop a story about a future watery world, and suggests performing and recording a story, creating an exhibition or broadcast, or turning a story into a book.

The Water Age books series by Tracey Warr is co-produced by HIAP. The books were developed during Warr’s Frontiers in Retreat residencies with HIAP on Suomenlinna island, Finland; with Centre d’Art i Natura in Farrera, the Catalan Pyrenees, Spain; and with Jutempus, Lithuania. The Water Age and other Fictions was also assisted by a Literature Wales Writers Bursary supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.

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