Climate Series: Imagining Sustainable Futures

As part of Heritage Square’s programmatic theme for 2023-2024, the History of Science Fiction, we will schedule a series of three workshops that engage participants in the intersection of Phoenix history, speculative fiction, and climate impacts and solutions. The three workshops are:

    • Unveiling Phoenix’s Environmental Tapestry through Time Learn more about Phoenix history, focusing on how its inhabitants, from the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People to today’s diverse communities, have interacted with the local environment.
    • Navigating Climate Realities: Phoenix’s Path to Resilience Dive into climate impacts specific to our area, what solutions are currently being developed, and what directions our future could go depending on the choices we make today individually and as a society.
    • Crafting Climate Narratives: A Dive into Climate Fiction Writing – Lead by local author, Tam Chronin, get an introduction to writing in the Climate Fiction genre, learning how to weave the human experience into character development, the craft of world-building as it relates to our potential climate-impacted future.

Stay tuned to this page and our social media platforms for more information!

Workshop Leaders

Black and white photograph of author Tam Chronin wearing sunglasses and a top hat.Crafting Climate Narratives: A Dive into Climate Fiction Writing

Tam Chronin is a figment of the imagination, which is probably how she manages to track down her characters and convince them to tell their stories. She has self-published seven books, has a few short stories available free on her website, and has been a storyteller since before she could read. Tam lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family and a variety of pets, including a vicious attack tortoise who guards the backyard.

  • Directions and Parking

    Address: 602 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Heritage Square — with the Rosson House Museum, Visitor Center, Heritage Gallery, and the Shop the Square Museum Store — is located Heritage & Science Park on the Southeast corner of 6th Street and Monroe (1 block south of Van Buren and west of 7th Street) in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. A public parking garage–called Heritage Garage–is conveniently located on the Southeast corner of 5th Street and Monroe (please bring your parking garage ticket with you to be validated for a reduced parking fee).

    Bus routes 1, 3, and 7 all stop at Van Buren and 7th Street. Light rail stops at 3rd Street and Washington (west bound) and 3rd Street and Jefferson (east bound).