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» NEWS FLASH: The Oregon State University College of Forestry has clear-cut a grove of ancient trees, some dating to 1599, in a decision it now calls a “mistake.” We are holding a memorial service for the forest, and we hope you will come and bring your friends. Sunday, October 20, 3 - 4 pm in the Shelter at Willamette Park in Corvallis. There will be music (Absolute Harmony), poetry (Kim Stafford), a homily (Kathleen Dean Moore) and much more, including donuts.

» Hear Kathleen speak about fracking and human rights in Miranda Perrone’s podcast for here.

» Kathleen will read two essays during the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra’s celebration of the wild earth in Portland on March 8th. The concert features the premiere of Adam LaMotte’s “Call to Forgiveness,” a piece for orchestra and piccolo, inspired by Kathleen’s essay in Great Tide Rising. Click here for a preview.

» Now you can hear Kathleen and Sue Ellen Campbell read their essay, “Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight” on EcoShock radio here.

» Earth Island Journal has reprinted Kathleen’s “Posthumous Interview with Edward Abbey” from Great Tide Rising. He’s still the funniest and most outrageous truth-teller in the desert:

» You can hear Kathleen talk about her Climate Defender’s Calendar, the tongue-in-cheek Twelve-Year Plan to save the planet on KZFR radio here.

» Kathleen will be signing books at the Wild Arts Festival in Portland on November 18, from noon to 4:00. This is a benefit for the Audubon Society, so come on over!

» The respected philosophy journal, Environmental Ethics, recommends Piano Tide for environmental ethics and environmental literature courses. Click here to read the review.

» Hear Kathleen deliver a sermon (!) on the moral urgency of climate action. It starts after the bell choir at 4:30 here.

» John Shuck interviews Kathleen for Pacifica Radio.

» Hear Kathleen speak for hope and for the future in Suez Jacobson’s new film, Wild Hope. Click here for the video.

» Earth Island Journal asked Kathleen to write for their special issue on women and the environment. Here’s her impassioned essay, "Be the Hummingbird. Be the Bear."

» Read Dan Bloom’s lively interview with Kathleen about Piano Tide on the Burning Embers Cli-Fi website.

» Kathleen's closing address for the Tribunal on Fracking, Climate Change, and Human Rights is now available on her YouTube channel.

» Valorie Grace Hallinan has posted a review of Great Tide Rising on her “Books can save a life” blog. It’s such a perceptive review that I turn to it when my own writing compass goes awry. I hope you have a chance to read it.

» Click here to listen to Kathleen and Nancy Cook discuss the upcoming performance of A CALL TO LIFE in Astoria, with radio host Donna Quinn of Coast Radio and the Cannery Pier Hotel.

» Read Miranda Perrone’s interview of Kathleen for here.

» Check out this interview with Eco-Fiction as part of their "Authors Who Tackle Climate Change in Fiction" series. It focusses on Piano Tide.

» The online literary journal has just published two excerpts from Piano Tide here.

» Check out our new website, – everything you need to know to book a performance of A CALL TO LIFE, a powerful music and spoken-word call to action on the global extinction crisis, from concert pianist Rachelle McCabe and creative writer Kathleen Dean Moore. " once devastating and inspiring, despairing and hopeful." –Mark Hixon, marine biology, U of Hawaii.

» Kathleen and Rachelle McCabe are excited to perform "A Call to Life" in Astoria's beautiful Liberty Theater on Friday, April 20. The piano/spoken-word program about extinction and climate change is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and organized by the wonderful Nancy Cook. Click here for tickets.

» Two new interviews of Kathleen have just been posted. Tune in to othe podcast, "Defender of the Wet and Wild" on Mrs. Green’s World from Tucson, and "Great Tide Rising” on VoiceAmerica out of Calgary.

» Kathleen’s new novel, Piano Tide, has just been named the 2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary Fiction. And, Piano Tide is now out in paperback – just in time for your book club’s 2018 list!

» LitHub listed Piano Tide in "Five Books You May Have Missed in the Holiday Rush: a brief look at the worthy and overlooked of December". Check out the published excerpt here.

» If you are wondering what we can do to shut down fossil fuels, be sure to catch Kathleen’s new article in ORION, "One Good Turn."

» On International Women’s Day, Sierra magazine named Kathleen as one of "Nine female nature writers who inspire us to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet," along with her cherished friends, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Robin Kimmerer, Ana Maria Spagna, Barbara Hurd, Kathryn Miles, Camille Dungy, and Amy Leach.

» Wonderful new review of Piano Tide in the Alaska News Dispatch.

» Just released: Video of the Corvallis book launch of Piano Tide, with Kathleen and banjo player Pete Kozak. Check it out here.

» You can hear Kathleen interviewed on OPB’s "State of Wonder" program, talking about Great Tide Rising here.

» Great Tide Rising has just been named a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in nonfiction! And, Counterpoint Books recently announced that Great Tide Rising will be translated and published in China next year.

» Kathleen is honored to have been named an "Ocean Exemplar" by the World Ocean Observatory, joining previous "Examplars" Carl Safina, Sylvia Earle, James Blalog, and others. More info here.

» Listen to April Baer’s State of Wonder program on OPB which includes Kathleen’s tribute to her friend Brian Doyle, as well as lovely, funny, and heart-broken tributes from Kim Stafford, David James Duncan, and others.

» With her Alaskan friends, Kathleen participated in a climate change action to demonstrate how high the seas could be in 2100 – by standing on a pinnacle and letting the Alaskan tide rise over their heads. Check out the pix: 1 | 2 | 3

» Piano Tide is out and available at your favorite local bookseller. Bill McKibben calls it "a savagely funny and deeply insightful novel of the tidepool and rainforest country [Moore] knows so well."

» Robin Kimmerer (Citizen Nation Potawatomi) and I have just published an essay about Standing Rock. In "The White Horse and the Humvees", we argue that:

"Here, on a highway stretching across trampled prairie grass, the fundamental contest of our time is playing out -- the global contest between two deeply different ideas about the true meaning of land."

» The Charter for Compassion International has chosen my new book, Great Tide Rising, for their Global Book Club's "Global Read." People around the world are invited to read the book; we'll all come together virtually for a conversation on October 22, 2016. For more information, or to sign up, please click here. The Charter for Compassion is one of the most hopeful organizations I know; they make me proud to be a human being.

» tide speakingKathleen is hitting the road to introduce people to her book, Great Tide Rising. You can read the 350.Eugene announcement here, or click here to watch the video of her talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR.

» Thanks to Nancy Lord, one of my favorite Alaskan writers, for a rousing review of Great Tide Rising in the Alaska Dispatch News.