#27: Solarpunk, Ecopunk, and Hopepunk With Author Mary Woodbury

Mary Woodbury writes ecofiction and non-fiction, and in this interview we’ll chat about ecopunk, solarpunk, hopepunk, and more. She writes as Clara Hume and runs many sites and projects, including eco-fiction.com and dragonfly.eco.

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Show Notes: What You’ll Find in Episode 27

Personal Update

Here’s what I’ve been up to!

Three things:

  • It’s autumn! Best part of the year, hands down.
  • I’m embarking on something I’m calling my “Autumn of a Million Words”. Follow my journey on YouTube (links forthcoming once I start posting my daily vlog in September 2018!).
  • I’ve also just announced some new courses through TheProductiveAuthor.com and TheDictationCoach.com. Come learn dictation! The benefits are so worth it!! I’ll be releasing these throughout September so please follow the link for an early bird discount if you’re interested.

Interview With Mary Woodbury (Part 1)

Mary Woodbury runs Moon Willow Press and many other sites and projects focused on eco-fiction.

In this episode, we talk about her work as a curator and creator in this realm, including her definitions and vision for terms like solarpunk, ecopunk, hopepunk, and other environmentally-related punks.

Mary Woodbury Interview

Here’s a list of questions I asked in Part 1:

  • In this show, we discuss “the punks”, and your site eco-fiction.com and other works could be described by many of these terms, including solarpunk, ecopunk, and hopepunk. How do you define your favorite among these terms (if you have one!), or each of these terms? 
  • For anyone absolutely new to environmental fiction, could you please give a synopsis and what readers can expect as far as themes, etc.?
  • Is there a specific time or memory that inspired your love of nature and environmental topics? How did you come to make this your life’s work?
  • What would you say to the person listening today who feels uninspired about environmental issues? Any key perspective points that have stood out to you over the years, as someone so immersed in these efforts?
  • You are writing novels under the pen name Clara Hume. Your book Back to the Garden will be available again later this year as it becomes part of a larger work, the Wild Mountain series. Would you consider this ecopunk? Does it also feature solarpunk? Tell us more about this story or other stories if you’d like.
  • You run a few amazing sites for readers and creators alike. Let’s start with eco-fiction.com. You’ve described it as a hobby and as something that has become increasingly collaborative with a number of other creatives, so what can listeners find here, and what has the growth of this site been like for you?

More to come in Episode #28!


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