Announcing Jessica Gaitán Johannesson as Wasafiri’s new Writer-in-Residence

We’re delighted to announce that Jessica Gaitán Johannesson is Wasafiri’s new Writer-in-Residence.

During her six-month residency at Wasafiri, Jessica Gaitán Johannesson will curate and host various writing workshops and online events, with a particular focus on environmental writing and the climate crisis.

Commenting on her appointment, Jessica said: ‘It’s such a joy and honour to be chosen as Wasafiri’s new Writer-in-Residence. Wasafiri provides a home for conversations (and writers) who don’t always fit within territorial or genre categories and boundaries. Throughout this residency, I particularly hope to explore, alongside others, new ways to engage with the climate crisis in writing: situating ourselves as humans globally and locally, with honesty about historical and present injustice, questioning and bridging the gap between creative writing and activism where we stand.’

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