Last night we witnessed something special. Orion partnered with Point Reyes Books to host a special, post-Election Day online conversation between two of our most influential writers and thinkers, Rebecca Solnit and Terry Tempest Williams. Solnit is currently an advisor to Orion, while Williams is a contributing editor.
The event also marked the publication of our new anthology, The Most Radical Thing You Can Do: The Best Political Essays from Orion Magazine. The collection includes work by both Rebecca Solnit and Terry Tempest Williams, as well as Robin Wall Kimmerer, Glenis Redmond, Bill McKibben, Winona LaDuke, Scott Russell Sanders, Wendell Berry, Sandra Steingraber, Barbara Kingsolver, and others.
The evening’s exchange started with readings before moving into a rich dialogue about democracy, civic responsibility, and navigating the future. It ended with some questions from the audience. If you missed the event, here’s the recording: