Bioneers 2024 Conference

Writing for Our Lives: Storytelling, Resilience and the Power of Imagination 

The interwoven set of “polycrises” we face today is so vast as to be hard for the head and the heart to truly comprehend. How do we make sense of it all? Where to turn for clarity in these complex times? The gripping power of stories to transform our collective understanding and opinions has been a throughline for all of human history, and it remains as true now as it ever has. Brilliant contemporary writers across genres are leading the way, crafting narratives that question, clarify, connect and expose the core issues we face. Join three insightful writers in a conversation about the essential role of art and imagination as we grapple with the increasingly strident cultural politics of the Anthropocene, the importance/hubris of human innovation and plumb the depths of our personal and collective reservoirs of resilience. Hosted by novelist/filmmaker Laleh Khadivi. With: poet/memoirist/essayist/activist Taylor Brorby; and fiction writer/professor Ramona Ausubel.

Magnes Museum


March 29th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Taylor Brorby
Author & Activist
Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land
Ramona Ausubel
Author and Professor
Laleh Khadivi
Novelist and Filmmaker
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature
Bioneers 2024 Conference - Revolution from the Heart of Nature