Fiction as persuasion.

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I’m a whole food vegan. A writer. Last week I wrote a story to help the tide turn against meat eating. I translated it into a podcast with interesting results! Particularly from carnivorous friends! It has a hook and much as they might wriggle….
The point I’d like to make is that the arts should have a whole range of contributions to the debate about how meat eating is causing irreparable damage to the planet. Never mind the barbarism of much meat production. We can’t rely on the odd big picture gem like Okja.
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I’m a whole food vegan. A writer. Last week I wrote a story to help the tide turn against meat eating. I translated it into a podcast with interesting results! Particularly from carnivorous friends! It has a hook and much as they might wriggle….
The point I’d like to make is that the arts should have a whole range of contributions to the debate about how meat eating is causing irreparable damage to the planet. Never mind the barbarism of much meat production. We can’t rely on the odd big picture gem like Okja.
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It is a good idea for people to use their talents to fight for what they believe in. I don't think we always know what we could be capable of if we just put a little thought into it.
 
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I agree. We should be building a creative space across the media which provides a platform for poetry, prose, plays, music...fiction is less directly confrontational than documentary or polemical debate. It eases under the guard of its audience and works its magic there.
 
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How kind of you. Yes, it’s me! Podcasting my work is a new venture, approaching my 80th year….!!! Did the twist ending get you? That, I hope, is the hook!
 

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How kind of you. Yes, it’s me! Podcasting my work is a new venture, approaching my 80th year….!!! Did the twist ending get you? That, I hope, is the hook!
Yes. It was like a cross between the Twilight Zone and Tales Of The Unexpected. Chilling but making an excellent point.