R275. Tribute to Flyway Founding Editor Steve Pett

Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level
Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm

 

Celebrating its 20th year of publication, Flyway Journal of Writing and Environment's tribute panel highlights founding editor Steve Pett's creativity and dedication to this journal. We have gathered past contributors and former editors to honor Steve and discuss Flyway's exemplary tradition of multi-genre environmental art and writing through readings and discussion of Flyway's evolution and adaptation throughout the years. 

Moderator:

Erin Schmiel is in the creative writing MFA program at Iowa State University. She is a teaching assistant, social media/blog editor at Flyway Journal of Writing and Environment, and is working on a multi-genre project on beets which sprung from a 2007 independent study at the University of Montana.

Stephen Pett is founding editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment; author of Sirens, a novel, and, Pulpit of Bones, poetry; and co-editor of The Tales We Tell: Perspectives on the Short Story. For six years, he directed Iowa State University's MFA program in creative writing and environment.

Chris Wiewiora earned his MFA from Iowa State University's creative writing and environment program. His nonfiction has been anthologized in Best Food Writing and been published in Make, Gastronomica, and Slice, among many other magazines. He serves on the editorial board of BULL: Men's Fiction.

Cristina Eisenberg, Smithsonian research associate and Earthwatch scientist, has a PhD in forestry and wildlife and an MA in environmental writing, and is the nonfiction editor of Whitefish Review. Her publications include journal articles and the books The Wolf's Tooth and The Carnivore Way.

Todd Davis is the winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and the author of four books of poetry, including In the Kingdom of the Ditch and The Least of These. He is professor of English and environmental studies at Penn State University’s Altoona College.

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