New writing contest: Imagine 2200

How about a new writing contest to kick off 2021? This one is sponsored by Grist and looks very interesting (and timely): Welcome to Imagine 2200 — a new climate-fiction contest by Fix, Grist’s solutions lab. What we’re seeking: short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. What we’re offering: $8,700 …

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Become a resident artist of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is a protected area of more than 100,000 acres not far from us in Ashland, Oregon. It covers the area where the Siskiyou Mountains meet the Cascade Range. And now there is an opportunity for a resident artist: The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Artist in Residence Program is committed to supporting artistic …

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The best environmental books we’ve read in 2020

Not surprisingly, we’ve been doing quite a bit of reading this year. Here are some of our favorite books. And not all of them were new in 2020. We reviewed Braiding Sweetgrass back in 2019, and it’s comforting to see that book rise to the top of our collective consciousness (a seven-year old overnight success …

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Dark Emu: Rethinking Australian history (and our own)

Who were the first humans to bake bread? If you had asked me a few months ago, I would have probably guessed the Egyptians. But what if it was the Aboriginal Australians? And not by any small margin. There is evidence to suggest that Australians were cultivating grains and baking bread more than 30,000 years …

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Join Rewilding Our Stories

Our friends Mary Woodbury of Dragonfly.eco and Lovis Geir from Ecofictology have partnered to create a virtual community of writers and readers passionate about environmental literature. The network is hosted on Discord and you are invited to join. Here’s more about Rewilding Our Stories: Rewilding Our Stories is a safe place for readers, writers, publishers…basically …

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CSPA Quarterly is seeking a (co)lead editor

If you haven’t heard of The Center for Sustainable Arts (CSPA), do check it out. We’re fans. They are currently looking for a (co)lead editor for the CSPA Quarterly: The CSPA Quarterly is a publication arm of the Centre for Sustainable Arts. It is meant to give a longer format and deeper space for exploration …

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Wales Arts Review seeks contributors for newly launched environment section

This is a wonderful development — an arts magazine expanding to include a dedicated environmental section. And a wonderful opportunity for writers. Here’s more… Wales Arts Review has been a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage since 2012. The destruction of the natural world is the most urgent issue of our times. …

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Join a virtual event with Sitka residents

In the free Zoom event on November 5th, you’ll hear from the following Sitka residents: Craig See an ecosystem scientist interested in how carbon and nutrients move through forest landscapes. His current research focuses on the ways that mycorrhizal fungi, which live symbiotically with tree roots, influence carbon storage in soils. Grace Munakata is a …

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Upcoming Virtual Event: Women Writing the Natural World

Here’s an excellent event coming up this Monday at 7pm PST on Zoom and Facebook. The event features writers Corinna Cook, Marybeth Holleman, Adrienne Lindholm and Nancy Lord, moderated by Libby Roderick. More info below… Women Writing the Natural World Oct 19, 2020 6:00 PM Alaska (7:00 PST) Join the Zoom Meeting here:https://zoom.us/j/94709301572 Meeting ID: 947 0930 1572