This wiki is an extension of the Rewilding Our Stories Discord, a community discussion group that explores ecological and climate topics within fiction and creative nonfiction. This field of literature is broad, diverse, and happening! Its genres range from literary to science fiction and fantasy to Africanfuturism and beyond. Story themes range from human connection to the wilderness, to advocacy and protection of species and natural landscapes, to speculation about climate change, to effects on humans and environment from colonialism and diaspora, and much more. Fiction can inspire our imaginations, help us cope, challenge us to become fearless, open our minds, and teach us about other places and people, which helps us become more empathetic about other species and landscapes in the world.
To join as a contributor, please contact me for more information. I will manually approve and set up all requests.
I also curate the site Dragonfly.eco, which explores eco-fiction and has the same broad concepts as rewilding: it acknowledges planet Earth as our home, nature as something more than just an aesthetic, climate and ecological changes happening around us, species extinction, diaspora and post-colonial trauma, and so much more. Rewilding Our Stories can occur in creative nonfiction, and this site will have a menu for that eventually, but you’ll find more fiction resources here.
The wiki will cover books, journals, magazines, films, podcasts and vlogs, poetry, music, resources, and more. It will also allow others to contribute.
Site image credits: Mary Woodbury has a professional Canva license and created the About page banner in the Canva app. Other images may be licensed for use by Can Stock Photo or by individual contributors. The header image is created in a professional account at Canva. The woman reading part of it is created by Sparklestroke. The background foliage is by Wikil Images. These images are noted.