Elizabeth Rush regularly speaks about RISING, the language of climate change, the practice of creative non-fiction and the need for new environmental narratives. 

To arrange a Speaking Engagement, Contact Christie Hinrichs at christie@authorsunbound.com, or (541) 797-2217.

Past Readings, Lectures, Workshops & Exhibitions:

November 10th, 2018: Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR, which ran on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder. Link to the radio clip here: https://www.opb.org/radio/programs/stateofwonder/segment/portland-book-festival-daniel-h-wilson-angela-garbes-elizabeth-rush-/

November 7th, 2018: Future Cities / / Future Coasts at the River and Coastal Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

November 1st, 2018: “Dispatches from the New American Shore” at the Newport Preservation Society, Newport RI.

October 29th, 2018: Chicago Public Library with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Link to the audio recording of the event: https://soundcloud.com/milkweed-editions/elizabeth-rush-at-the-chicago-public-library-with-the-nrdc

October 27th, 2018: ANNUAL OTIS LECTURE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, Bates College, Lewiston Maine. Link to event coverage: http://www.bates.edu/news/2018/11/02/in-climate-stories-whos-included-and-excluded-asks-otis-speaker-elizabeth-rush/. 

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.

“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.