environmental writing

Good Read: "Women Writing About the Wild: 25 Essential Authors" by Kathryn Aalto (From Outside Magazine)

Good morning from K'In! 

Thanks to my brother David Daniel for passing this great read on. 

"Women who write about the wild cannot be easily labeled. They are conservationists, scientists, and explorers; historians, poets, and novelists; ramblers, scholars, and spiritual seekers. They are hard to pin down but for their willingness to be “unladylike,” to question, and to seek.

The following list is in no way definitive, but if you want a primer on some of the best nature writing you probably haven’t read yet, you’d do well to start with these 25 women....."

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                                             Mary Austin, author of  Land of Little Rain

                                             Mary Austin, author of Land of Little Rain

AMAZING READ: "The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action" by Nicole Walker - from Creative Nonfiction

From Creative Nonfiction

Issue #64, Adaptation

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines

Nicole Walker

"...memoir....offers something unique to environmental writing. By situating the self in the story, the writer personalizes what in some nature writing might come off as eulogizing and obvious. When I toggle between myself and the rest of the world, not only do I stop myself from boring myself with what I already know, I also find surprising commonalties with prairie dogs, or gutters, or the way geological formations seem permanent until they’re not, which reminds me that my bad habits or unattractive character traits, like writing about myself, are not necessarily permanent either....."

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