R271. The New Nature Writing

Gold Salon 4, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor
Thursday, March 31, 2016
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


What is the impact of climate change on contemporary literature and creative nonfiction in particular? How do you write creatively about climate change? And how can we engage new audiences about a deeply polemic issue? Through a sustained discussion of craft, best practices, and theory, this panel explores the ways in which climate change has destabilized and redefined our literary interaction with nature.



Elizabeth Rush

Sarah Gilman is a High Country News contributing editor and freelance environmental journalist based in Portland, Oregon. For six years, she served as the magazine's associate editor, writing and editing stories on energy and other topics, and hiring and mentoring editorial interns.

Meera Subramanian is an award-winning freelance environmental journalist and Fulbright fellow. She writes for Nature, Orion, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, and is the author of A River Runs Again: A Natural History of India from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka.

Christine Woodside is a writer and editor from Connecticut. She writes about mountains, climate change, and society. She edits Appalachia journal, sometimes teaches nature writing workshops, and is writing a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is forthcoming.

Laura Pritchett


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center