The March 3 event with Elizabeth Rush at Catlin Gabel has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be posted here soon.
In support of our ongoing sustainability efforts, Catlin Gabel will welcome the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, an exploration of climate change that was listed as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction and “Best Book of 2018” by The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal. Her visit is sponsored by Catlin Gabel’s Sustainability Team.
Elizabeth’s work explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control, from ecological transformation to political revolution. A graduate of Reed College, Elizabeth now teaches creative nonfiction courses at Brown University that carry the environmental sciences and digital technologies into the humanities classroom.
She has also written the book author of Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar, and been a contributing writer to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and the New Republic.
Elizabeth is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship awarded by Brown University, the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant, the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship, and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. From 2015 to 2017 she served as the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Bates College.
Copies of Rising are available in the MS and US library, and on sale now at the Catlin Gabel Business Office. The Sustainability Team and Environmental Action Team (US student group) teamed up to record an audiobook for your listening pleasure. Access the audiobook of Rising Here.