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 virtual or in-person speaking engagement contact Christie Hinrichs at christie@authorsunbound.com, or (541) 797-2217.


Select Past Readings, Lectures, Workshops & Exhibitions:

September, 2020: Appalachian State’s Common Read Program

May, 2020: One Campus One Book Selection and Keynote. University of California Santa Barbara.

March, 2020: Clark Lecture. University of Oregon.

January, 2020:Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Friday Nights at the Cary.

January, 2020: 2020 Read Across Rhode Island’s One Book One State Selection. Various Keynote presentations.

December, 2019: Helen Kenyon Lecture. Vassar College. “On Rising: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis.”

October, 2019: First Year Reads Keynote. SUNY Maritime. “On Rising Together.”

July 11th, 2019: Chautauqua Institute, NY. “A Planet in Balance: A Week Partnership with National Geographic Society.”

November 10th, 2018: Portland Book Festival, Portland, OR, which ran on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s State of Wonder. 

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. 

October 27th, 2018: ANNUAL OTIS LECTURE ON THE ENVIRONMENT, Bates College, Lewiston Maine. 

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.

“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.

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).