Join the Writers Studio for Writing & Reporting in the Natural World: Reading & Panel with Professional Writers and Editors on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library & Learning Commons.
Three nonfiction writers - John Calderazzo, Ciara O’Rourke, and Sean Prentiss - will talk about what it is like to write about and report on the environment in the age of climate change.
For more information, please contact English and Creative Writing Faculty / Writers Studio Coordinator and Progenitor Faculty Advisor Kathryn Winograd, Ph.D., at email@example.com or 303.797.5815.
About the writers:
Former full-time freelance writer and Colorado State University Creative Writing Professor John Calderazzo's environmental journalism and essays on nature and culture in Bhutan, China, Thailand, Switzerland, and across the American West have appeared in Audubon, Orion, High Country News and other magazines. His work's been anthologized in Best American Nature Writing, Best Adventure Travel Writing, Reader's Digest American Nature, and elsewhere.
Sean Prentiss is the author of the memoir, Finding Abbey: a Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave, which won the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, is a finalist for the Vermont Book Award, and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. He is the co-author of the forthcoming environmental writing textbook, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology, and the co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction, a creative nonfiction craft anthology. He lives on a small lake in northern Vermont and serves as an associate professor at Norwich University.
Ciara O'Rourke is a freelance writer who splits her time between Austin, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest. She was a 2015-16 Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, she was a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman. She covered public safety, county government and politics for more than five years at the newspaper and helped launch PolitiFact Texas, a project that fact-checks the statements made by elected officials. She has contributed to The New York Times, Wired, Playboy and VICE News, among other publications.