2012 Calendar of Events

January 3 - March 13
"Environmental Humanities" course.  Tuesday evenings. University Honors College. Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

January 14 - 15, 2012
Teaching writing workshops, MFA Program, Whidbey Writer's Workshop. "The Nature Essay: Practicing the Osprey's Art" and "The Work of the Writer in a World of Wounds." Contact: Wayne Ude

January 19, 2012
Oregon State University presentation: "Hope and Moral Integrity,"  Contact: Jesse Ford, OSU.

February 21, 2012
Science Pub presentation: "Ethics and Climate Change." OSU Cascades, Bend, OR

March 15, 2012
Portland Garden Club presentation: "The Lily in Winter: Good Work in a Warming World"

March 18, 2012
Transition Fidalgo & Friends presentation: "Moral Ground: Toward Ecological and Community Resilience", Hodson Hall, Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA. For information: transitionfidalgo.org/

March 21, 2012
Simon Frasier University Downtown Lecture Series: "Moral Ground: Our Obligation to the Future", Harbor Centre, Vancouver, BC

March 22, 2012
"Planet Under Pressure" Lecture Series lecture: "Ethics and Climate Change", Simon Frasier University, Burnaby, BC

May 6, 2012
Eugene Interfaith Earthkeepers lecture, discussion: "Climate Action in Communities of Faith", Eugene, Oregon

May 7, 2012
OSU Folk Club Annual Meeting presentation: "Legacies: What Do We Owe the Future?"

May 15, 2012
Willamette Writers lecture, reading: "Common Dreams", Newport, Oregon

May 16, 2012
Oregon Jewish Center lecture, reading: "The Properties of Concrete: The Urban Photography of Alfred Edelmann"
Portland, Oregon

June 6, 2012
Elemental West Lecture Series presentation: "Reflections on Moving Water: A Literary Response to Drought and Flood" with Craig Childs. Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles

June 7 - 10, 2012
Orion Society research symposium: "Imaging the Future"
Blue Mountain Center, Albany NY

June 14 - 17, 2012
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment lecture, panel discussion: "Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North", Juneau, AK

July 18 - 20, 2012
Island Institute Seminar "Inner Circle" discussion: "Resilient Communities: A Forum of Creative Resistance"
Sitka, AK

September 21, 2012
Desert Conference XXVI in Bend, OR; keynote address, 'What's Worth Saving?' For more information: onda.org/desertconference

September 28 - 30, 2012
Blue River Writers' Gathering, participant and organizer, H.J. Andrews Research Forest, Blue River, Oregon

October 1 - 7, 2012
Nobel Conference "Our Global Ocean," presenter Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota gustavus.edu/events/nobelconference/2012/

October 7 - 10, 2012
The Omega Institute Workshop, instructor: "Nature and the Spirit: The Art and Practice of the Nature Essay", Rhinebeck, New York eomega.org/workshops/nature-spirit#-workshop-description-block

October 15-16, 2012
Delaware Interfaith Power and Light Conference, University of Delaware, Newark, New Jersey www.deipl.org/

October 18 - 20, 2012
Orion Society Board of Directors Annual Meeting, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

October 22 - 25, 2012
University of Minnesota, Environmental Studies Scholar in Residence, Morris, Minnesota www.morris.umn.edu/newsevents/view.php?itemID=12329

October 29, 2012
University of Portland Visiting Writer, Portland, Oregon college.up.edu/english/default.aspx?cid=2698&pid=636

November 2, 2012
Magic Barrel: a Reading to Fight Hunger; 6:30 music, 7:00 program, Whiteside Theatre, Corvallis, Oregon www.magicbarrel.org/

November 19, 2012
Writers on the River; 6:30 - 8:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, Oregon www.writersontheriver.com/

December 11-12, 2012
Keynote talk on December 12: "A River is a Book, A Book is a River", Willamette River Planning Conference: Within Our Reach, Corvallis, Oregon. For conference information: withinourreach.net/