ElizabethRush

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 →

Honored to be the Visiting Writer at Chris Woodside’s Unearthing Ideas in the Elements Workshop this summer

Unearthing Ideas in the Elements: A Weekend on Stone Pond with Chris Woodside, writer and editor of Appalachia journal Walking, observing, and listening in nature opens writers to new ideas. How does that work? Join me from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, June 17-19, for my second annual workshop on beautiful Stone Pond in Marlborough, New Hampshire. We welcome a small… Read more →

Honored to be selected as a Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest this Summer

I was recently invited to be the Writer-in-Residence at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest this Summer. These residencies are part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program sponsored by the Spring Creek Project, in conjunction with the U.S. ForestService. Now in its twelfth year, and intended to continue for 200 years, Long-Term Ecological Reflections aims to encourage writing and thinking that is… Read more →