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  • Second Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown

    10.14.2012

    What: Second Annual Daufuskie Literary Throwdown ...

  • Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground

    10.04.2012

    Rooted in the Mountains: Valuing our Common Ground 3rd Annual Symposium Integrating Indigenous Science, Health and Environment October 4-5, 2012 A. K. Hinds University Center Grand Room ...

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    Altamaha: The Environmental History of a Great American River

    09.20.2012

    Join the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia for the opening of the exhibition "Altamaha: Visions of a Great American River " in the new, expansive Owens Gallery on North Campus. The...

  • Portraying the Natural South through Photography and Writing

    09.02.2012

    In a conversation co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and the University of Georgia Press, Georgia artists discuss the beauty and necessity of several of Georgia's natural areas, ...

  • Decatur Book Festival

    09.01.2012

    For a list of authors appearing in the environmental track for the Decatur Book Festival, please go to: http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2012/schedule/track.php?id=13

  • Southern Nights by the River

    08.26.2012

    A fundraiser supporting GreenLaw's efforts to stop Rayonier from polluting the Altamaha River. ...

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    Bartram Trail Conference, 2011 Biennial Meeting Oct. 21-23

    10.21.2011

    Registration forms available at www.bartramtrail.org Friday, October 21, 10:00-5:00 Pre-Conference Workshop with Janisse Ray Mercer University Press (www.mupress.org) Writing Nature, a workshop with Janisse Ray. Also included: Getting published, with Marc Jolley (Director, Mercer University Press). $50.00. Preregister at wildfire1491@yahoo.com.   Friday Evening, October 21, 6:00 p.m. Woodruff House, Mercer University Registration, Pig Roast and Plenary Reading Registration, Reception and Pig Roast (with vegetarian fare as...

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    VOICES FROM THE AMERICAN LAND: THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

    09.23.2011

    VOICES FROM THE AMERICAN LAND: THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS    (A Celebration of Mountain Landscape & Heritage)     September 23, 7:30pm   Community Room of Sylva Library Complex Jackson County Public Library,  Sylva,  NC   Sponsored by:  Tuckasegee Reader, Western North Carolina Alliance, the Tuckasegee Alliance, the Canary Coalition, The Wilderness Society, City Lights Bookstore, The Mad Batter Caf?, New...

  • New Southerner Literary Contest

    10.01.2008

    Three prizes of $200 each and publication in New Southerner will be awarded for works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.   * 5,000 word limit for prose * 50 line limit for poetry * Entry Fee: $10 per entry * Multiple entries accepted * Postmark deadline: October 1, 2008   Final judges will...

  • ASLE 2007

    06.12.2007

    The 2007 biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) will officially begin with an evening reception and plenary on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. For the first time ASLE will be offering morning and afternoon pre-conference workshops and seminars (led...

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    "Writing Nature" with Janisse Ray

    10.21.2011

    Join Janisse Ray at Mercer University Press in Macon, Georgia, for a day-long writing workshop. Also a discussion of getting published with Dr. Marc Jolley (editor, Mercer University Press). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is $50.00. Pre-register at wildfire1491@yahoo.com.

  • Forest & Field- A Workshop for Creative Writers with Janisse Ray

    10.07.2010

    Forest & Field A Workshop for Creative Writers with Janisse Ray October 7-11, 2010 Reidsville, Georgia Come write and study writing for a long weekend in a unforgettable place -- our organic farm in rural southern Georgia. The days begin with coffee and songbird walks, then a country breakfast, and...

  • Writing In, About, and for Nature: A Workshop

    05.16.2010

    A Nature Writing Workshop with Sue Cerulean at The FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory Sunday, May 16th, 2010 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Cost $50 for Workshop ($40 for students) Susan Cerulean, Workshop Leader, is a long-time local writer, editor and naturalist. Her latest work is Unspoiled: Writers Speak for Florida's Gulf,...

  • The Orion Grassroots Network?s Southeast Regional Gathering

    11.07.2008

    NOVEMBER 7 ? 9, 2008 COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA The Southeastern United States faces multiple environmental challenges, from deforestation, drought, and development to climate change. Orion writer/activists Jan DeBlieu, Janisse Ray, and Erik Reece will take a small group deep into the territory of landscape, loss, and opportunity...

  • New Southerner Literary Contest

    10.01.2008

    Three prizes of $200 each and publication in New Southerner will be awarded for works of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. * 5,000 word limit for prose * 50 line limit for poetry * Entry Fee: $10 per entry * Multiple entries accepted * Postmark deadline: October 1, 2008 ...

  • Southern Nature Workshop for Writers

    04.27.2002

    1. The Importance of the Local -- John Lane, co-editor of The Woods Stretched for Miles and one of the founders of Hub City Writers Project (Spartanburg) talked about literature of place and why every place matters. The written word is powerful; as writers...

  • Ossabaw Island Gatherings
  • Ossabaw 2005

    2005

    Writers included Melissa Walker, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jan DeBlieu, Barbara Ras, John Lane, Franklin Burroughs, Janisse Ray, Susan Cerulean, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Dorinda Dallmeyer. Not pictured is Raven Burchard.

  • Ossabaw 1999

    1999

    Writers included Bill Belleville, Franklin Burroughs, Susan Cerulean, Thomas Rain Crowe, Jan DeBlieu, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Will Harlan, Lola Haskins, Jim Kilgo, John Lane, Janisse Ray, Susan Schmidt, Gerald Thurmond, and Melissa Walker

  • Ossabaw 1998

    1998

    Writers included Bill Belleville, Chip Blake, Franklin Burroughs, Susan Cerulean, Jan DeBlieu, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Lola Haskins, Jim Kilgo, John Lane, Janet Lembke, Barbara Ras, Janisse Ray, Jeff Ripple, and Melissa Walker.

  • Public Events
  • Forest & Field A Workshop for Creative Writers with Janisse Ray

    Sunday, October 9

    October 6-9, 2011

    Come write and study writing for a long weekend in a unforgettable place -- Red Earth Farm in rural southern Georgia. The days begin with coffee and songbird walks, then a country breakfast, and proceed into morning classes on the craft of literary nonfiction and nature writing, surrounded by lovely views of coastal-plain forests and fields. Afternoons include hikes, yoga, farm experiences, and more writing. Evenings will be rich with bonfires, stargazing at the most amazing sky you

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  • The Spat KingDecember 22nd, 2014

    The Spat King Former businessman Justin Manley is revolutionizing Georgia's oyster industry one waterman at a time. By Andre Gallant (reprinted from the Atlanta Journal) Justin Manley backed up his University of Georgia...

  • Call for Papers: The Work of Wendell BerryFebruary 26th, 2014

    June 10, 2014 deadline for invited session "The Work of Wendell Berry" Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment Panel at 2014 SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November, 2014, Atlanta...

  • Author Janet Lembke Dies at Age 80September 5th, 2013

    Janet Lembke was a scholar of the classics, an author and an enthusiast of laying hens. Lembke died Tuesday after a lengthy illness, family and friends said. She was 80. Lembke...

  • Two Reed Award Winners AnnouncedApril 22nd, 2013

    The Southern Environmental Law Center is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Award, which is given each year to a book and a journalism article...

  • Reed Environmental Writing Award Now Accepting EntriesDecember 4th, 2012

    The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award. The award seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the...

  • Protecting Georgia's AmazonAugust 27th, 2012

    For some water-focused travelers, the Nile and Amazon make prime destinations. But authors Janisse Ray and Dorinda Dallmeyer are focusing on rivers closer to home. Their book, "Altamaha: A River and...

  • EcoArts AwardsAugust 2nd, 2012

    "Ecological literature has been an essential, even central, part of the environmental movement since 1962 when Rachael Carson rocked the world with her publication of Silent Spring and its message...

  • David Gessner and Bruce Henderson Win 2012 Reed AwardsMarch 12th, 2012

    SELC is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Phillip D. Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. In the Book category, author and naturalist David...

  • A "Flycatcher" Among Us -- New Literary JournalJanuary 19th, 2012

    The inaugural issue of "Flycatcher: A Journal of Native Imagination," an online literary magazine that emerges from suburban Atlanta and strives to explore what it means or might mean to...

  • Belleville Book Wins National AwardDecember 19th, 2011

    Florida author Bill Belleville's book "Salvaging the Real Florida" won the Natural History Literature category of 2011 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA). The book was published by the University Press...