This fall I will be hitting the road to celebrate the publication of my book, RISING: Dispatches from the New American Shore. See full tour schedule below.


October 27th:  ANNUAL OTIS LECTURE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, Bates College, Lewiston Maine


October 29th: Chicago Public Library with the Natural Resources Defense Council


November 1st: Newport Preservation Society, Newport RI 


 November 7th: River and Coastal Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 


November 10th: Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR (Portland Book Festival)



Past Readings, Lectures, Workshops & Exhibitions:

May 3rd 2018: ” Keynote at the CUNY Graduate Center’s “Home in the Time of Climate Change” conference. New York City. 85 Saint Nicolas Terrace. 7pm.

April 14th 2018: “603 Writers’ Conference: Writing from the Heart.” Hosted by the New Hampshire Writer’s Project. Southern New Hampshire University. For more information click here. 

April 13th 2018: Earth, Itself 2018: Water’s Edge 2:30-4:30 Solids / Liquids panel discussion with Anne Waldman and Brenda Hillman at Brown University.

February 23rd 2018: “Writing Climate Change: A Roundtable with Public Scholars.” 3 pm. Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University

March 8th 2018: “Navigating Uncertain Terrain: Essayists of Milkweed Editions.” AWP Conference.  Tampa Convention Center. Room 20 & 21. 1:30-2:45 pm.

Strategic Retreat as Resilience. Panel Moderator. The Municipal Arts Society of New York Annual Summit.  The Morgan Library in New York.October 16, 2017. Tickets available here. 

“Rebuilding or Relocating: How to Respond to Climate Change.” Happold Foundation Annual Lecture. Featured Panelist. The New School. Star Foundation Hall. Wednesday April 5th 2017. 6 pm. Get your free tickets here. 

Book Launch. Come to Myanm/art in Yangon, Myanmar on March 18th at 7 pm for the launch of the Goethe Institute’s l4th issue of PIX, dedicated to photography from Myanmar titled Inclusion. 98 Bo Galay Zay Street. 3rd floor. 7 pm.

Invited Talk. “Teaching Climate Change in Maine.” University of Maine. November 10th 2016. 12-1:30.

Reading. Oregon State. Corvallis, Oregon. Friday, May 27th 2016.

Writing Workshop. Unearthing Ideas in the Elements: A Weekend on Stone Pond, New Hampshire. Visiting Writing. June 18th.

Lesley University. MFA Nonfiction Workshop. Visiting Writer.Boston Massachusetts. June 25th 10:30-12.

“The New Nature Writing” panel discussion. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference.  Los Angles. Gold Salon 4, JW Marriott LA, 1st Floor. Thursday,  March 31, 2016. 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm.

“Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar.  Art Vietnam Gallery. Hanoi, Vietnam. Exhibition Opening April 15th. Exhibition Dates: April 15th- May 6th.

Language Arts Live! Reading. Bates College. Lewiston Maine. October 14th, 6:30 pm

Reading and Workshop. Ubud Writers Festival. Bali, Indonesia. October 29th.

Wild NYC.” Lecture, New York University’s Gallatin School. Dec. 4 2014.

“Still Lifes from a Vanishing City.” Lecture and exhibition. McIninch Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Jan. 15-Feb 28 2015.

“Lost & Found: Hanoi.” Group Exhibition, Goethe Institute Hanoi, April 15th– May 15th 2014, (Curator).

“Ways of Seeing.” Group Exhibition, Fiesta de Artes Visual Fotografía Lima, November 2013.

“Thinking Critically about Photojournalism.” Lecture, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, February 2013.

“Without a Safety Net.” Lecture, CUNY Graduate Center for Journalism, November 2012.

“Photography of Place: Context and Light.” Lecture and photography workshop, Pansodon Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar, Fall 2011.

“Paradise.” Group Exhibition, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, New York, Summer 2011.