Glacier Gifts

Glacier Gifts is a project combining science and art to explore playfully, through creative writing, current research on the impacts of glacial retreat in the Peruvian Andes. Our aim has been to make emotional connections and imaginative journeys from the factual data and lived experience to celebrate the irreplaceable value of glaciers, not only to the communities who live nearby and directly depend upon them, but to everyone throughout the world. You can download Glacier Gifts as a free e-book, or view as a flippable online book, via the links below.

View Glacier Gifts as a flippable e-book here!

You can also watch a recording of our launch event, to learn more about our creative collaboration and hear some readings from the book!

Our contributors:

Caroline Clason – Associate Professor of Glaciology at the University of Plymouth, UK

Claudia V. Grados Bueno – social science specialist at INAIGEM, Peru

Rosa Maria Dextre – environmental engineer based in Huaraz, Peru

Evelyn Hoyos – student researcher at INAIGEM, Peru

Kelly Hurtado Quispe – student researcher at INAIGEM, Peru

Sally Rangecroft – Lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Exeter, UK

Diane Samuels – author and playwright based in London, UK

If you are interested in participating in creative writing workshops or collaborations, please contact Diane at

What did you make of Glacier Gifts? Do you have any creative writing of your own you’d like to share? Leave a comment in the box below to let us know!


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