ElizabethRush

Invited Panelist at the Happold Foundation Annual Lecture: Join me on April 5th 2017 info below

Rebuilding or Relocating: How to Respond to Climate Change Join me Wednesday, April 5th, at 6pm for a lively discussion followed by a reception with drinks and hous d’oeuvres. Tickets available here.    Our coasts are vulnerable, now more than ever. Rising sea levels are jeopardizing coastal communities, forcing them to rebuild after flooding. But a question looms: Is rebuilding… Read more →

Yangon work featured in the Goethe Institute’s new book on contemporary photography of Myanmar

My images from Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar have been selected for inclusion in the Goethe Institute’s latest publication, “Inclusion”. It is a collection of contemporary visions of Myanmar. If you are in Yangon please come to the book launch on March 18th at 7 pm at 98 Bo Galay Zay Street. 3rd floor. Details… Read more →

Book Deal!

Hi All,   I could not be more pleased to announce that I just signed a book deal with Milkweed Editions for the publication of my latest essay collection, Rising: Essays from America’s Disappearing Shore. It will hit bookshelves in early 2018! Until then you can follow me on Twitter to get all the latest updates @elizabetharush. Read more →

Great coverage of my Climate Change Storytelling course in Kennebec Journal

Hi All,   This past spring I taught a course called “Climate Change and the Stories We Tell” wherein my students interviewed longtime Maine residents about the ways in which climate change had already transformed their lives and livelihoods. I gave a presentation about the course last week at the University of Maine and the Kennebec Journal was there. Check… Read more →

Science in Society Award

It is an honor to have been selected by the National Association of Science Writers for their Science in Society Award for my Urban Omnibus article on managed retreat in Staten Island.   Below is an excerpt from the press release:   “Leaving the Sea: Staten Islanders Experiment with Managed Retreat” was published Feb. 11, 2015, in the online Urban… Read more →

Honored to be named the Howard Foundation Fellow in Creative Nonfiction

The Howard Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships each year for independent projects in selected fields, targeting its support specifically to early mid-career individuals, those who have achieved recognition for at least one major project. Nine  fellowships of $33,000 were awarded in April 2016 for 2016-2017 in the fields of Creative Non-Fiction, Literary Translation into English, Film Studies, and… Read more →