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Kay Michael

Kay Michael

Co-founding Director, Letters to the earth

Kay Michael is the co-founding director of Letters to the Earth, an award-winning participatory creative campaign that invites people around the world to write and share a letter in response to the planetary emergency: to connect with nature and each other, and inspire courageous action for the Earth. She has represented the campaign in the Blue Zone's Resilience Hub at COP27, facilitated workshops for members of the International Platform for Climate Finance and made media campaigns of notables reading their Letters such as with the late Dame Vivienne Westwood. Kay co-edited the book Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis that features a curated selection of 102 letters, with an introduction by Emma Thompson. Kay trained as a director for theatre and screen and as a facilitator of Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects. She is a co-founder of Culture Declares Emergency, an international movement of artists and cultural organisations declaring climate and ecological emergency, with whom she has curated, produced and facilitated people's assemblies, immersive festivals and literary events at venues including the Southbank Centre, Roundhouse and the Charleston Festival.