Eyewitness: Minnesota Voices on Climate Change is a collection of stories, poetry, and art from Minnesotans on their experiences of climate change.

This new book is a demonstration of literary activism with a mix of works from prominent and ordinary people. Organized into themes that mimic the emotional trajectory of our climate experience (gratitude, loss, responsibility, resilience, and hope), Eyewitness speaks to the urgency of the climate crisis in a heartfelt way and demands a bold call for action.

Copies will be available for order April 22nd, on Earth Day.

Eyewitness: Virtual Storytelling Slam
We’re hosting a book launch in conjunction with a LIVE virtual storytelling slam! Join us on April 22 from 11a.m.–12:30p.m CDT in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Hear personal climate stories and musical performances from the comfort of your home, and build a community standing strong together for climate action.

Register HERE.



If you are interested in sharing your personal experience of climate change, consider submitting a story, poem, or artwork to our ongoing online storytelling collection! Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

Submit to our online collection

A special thank you to our selection committee members for support curating the Eyewitness:

Ben Passer
Director for Energy Access and Equity at Fresh Energy

Lisa Troutman
Illustrator, graphic recorder & owner of Drawn Well LLC

Erin Sharkey
Writer, producer, educator, and graphic designer & co-founder of Free Black Dirt

Mark Neužil
Professor of Journalism at the University of St. Thomas


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