Writing about Sustainability with Nicole Walker: A Reading from Her Creative Nonfiction Works

The Program for Writing & Rhetoric welcomes Nicole Walker, noted creative nonfiction writer on sustainability, to campus on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7. Walker will do three events. Each is free and open to the public. The events are:

  • A Reading from Her Creative Nonfiction Works. KCEN (Kittredge Central) N114 Multipurpose. 7 pm – 8:30 pm on Thursday, 2/6.
  • A Teaching Workshop titled “Teaching Writing Students How to Connect What’s in Their Hands to the Big Eco-Ideas in Their Heads.” UMC 425. 10 am – 11:30 am on Friday, 2/7.
  • A Presentation titled “Of Hyperobjects, Tiny Objects, and How Writing It All Down Will Save the World.” REC C250 (Large Ice Rink Overlook). 1 pm – 2 pm on Friday, 2/7.

The teaching workshop is limited to 25 participants and we encourage interested faculty and community members to register. 

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For more on Walker's campus events, see the listed Event Website.

Please direct questions to Eric Burger at Burgere@Colorado.edu or Rebecca Dickson at Dicksonr@Colorado.edu.  

We hope you'll attend!


NICOLE WALKER is Professor of English at Northern Arizona University where she serves as Program Director for the MFA in Creative Writing. She is the author of many creative nonfiction collections, including Sustainability: A Love Story (2018) and, with David Carlin, the recently-released The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet (2019)She has previously published the books Where the Tiny Things Are (2017), Egg (2017), Micrograms (2016), Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013), and This Noisy Egg (2010)She edited for Bloomsbury the essay collections Science of Story (2019) with Sean Prentiss, and Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (2013) with Margot Singer. She is the co-president of NonfictioNOW and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award and a noted author in Best American Essays.



Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Kittredge Central, N114 Multipurpose
2480 Kittredge Loop Rd., Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Community Engagement


Arts & Culture, Environment & Sustainability


Students, Faculty, General Public

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences



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