Clarion Write-a-Thon

Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals: Stories Inspired by Project Hieroglyph

April 7, 2016 in Hieroglyph

Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain RevivalsSlow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals Cover is a collection of research-based stories about the future, proudly published by Project Hieroglyph. The book features stories created by students in “Slow Catastrophes, Speculative Futures, Science & Imagination: Rewriting and Rethinking Sustainability,” a course designed and taught by Dr. Michele Speitz at Furman University in South Carolina.

The course and the stories in this volume were inspired by Project Hieroglyph, particularly by our first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014), which the students read and discussed throughout the course – along with a wealth of scholarly readings on sustainability, ecocriticism, international development, narrative, and ecology.

The book is edited by Michele Speitz and Joey Eschrich, and designed by Ariel Shamas. It features stories from Graham Browning, Anna Peterson, Elisa Edmonson, Elly Gay, and Hagan Capnerhurst.  It’s free for anyone to read and share, under a Creative Commons license. Download and read it today!

We also hope that this volume serves as an invitation to educators everywhere: bring us your big ideas! If you’re using Hieroglyph as part of an educational experience, or if you use Slow Catastrophes, Uncertain Revivals, or if you’d like to collaborate with us on a project, please contact us at



Cory Doctorow and the Clarion Write-a-Thon

June 12, 2013 in Hieroglyph

Hieroglyph author Cory Doctorow has recently announced his participation in the 2013 Clarion Write-a-Thon. This annual fundraiser collects donations for the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, a celebrated non-profit institution that has long served as a boot camp for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction.

831635_2e4699b7de_z Over the course of forty days, Doctorow will be working on a short story called “The Man Who Sold the Moon.” He describes his latest literary endeavor as being  “about Burning Man alums who land a 3D printer on the moon that sinters regolith together over the course of a generation to build a habitat for their grandchildren to inhabit.”

Check out Cory’s profile on the Write-a-Thon, become a sponsor and keep an eye on the evolution of this lunar tale!

‘Dusty Man’ Photo Credit to Laughlin Elkind via Flickr

Lauren Pedersen was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona to a writer and a helicopter pilot. She is currently pursuing her two passions of art and design at Arizona State University, where she continues to work towards a bachelor's degree in Design Studies with a focus in Design History, and a minor in Art History.