Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Editor to Moderate 'The Future of Environmental Essay' Panel

Simmons Buntin, editor and publisher of A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, will moderate a panel titled "The Future of Environmental Essay" at the 2008 AWP Conference in New York City, January 30 to February 2. will also have a table at the Bookfair.

The panel features writers/editors/teachers/scientists Alison Hawthorne Deming, David Gessner, David Rothenberg, and Lauret Savoy.

Panel Description:

Global warming, urbanization, deforestation—these are only a few of the global dilemmas that environmental writing attempts to tackle. Historically, environmental essay—beginning with writers like Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson—has taken a place-based, often spiritual approach to environmental issues. But what does the future of the environmental essay hold? Four prominent creative nonfiction writers and editors will provide insight, exploring environmental essay as both craft and motive.

If you're at the AWP Conference, please plan to join us for what promises to be an exceptional panel.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Conference: Innovative Ideas for a New West

Innovative Ideas for a New West: New Practices for Growing Communities of the Intermountain West
Sopris Foundation Conference
July 13-15, 2007
Missoula, Montana

The Sopris Foundation is doing great work on reimagining and working to create Western cities with a more sustainable future. The conference includes sessions in the areas of Agriculture, Biodiesel: Local Fuels Mobility, Community, Advanced Design, and Energy.

Speakers include Montanta governor Brian Schweitzer, Curitiba (Brazil) mayor Jaime Lerner, sustainability professor David Orr, and The Land Institute's Wes Jackson, among many others.

From Sopris:

"come to talk about the future of a place we are proud of. What do we do to protect and enhance all that made this place special? Sopris Foundation believes that good ideas speak. Come listen. Elected officials, planners, government employees, ranchers and farmers, grantmakers, and entrepreneurs welcome. Join us July 13-15 to share ideas on waking up the West."

Register and get more information at

Friday, June 01, 2007

Submission Reading Period Closes Today's submission reading period closes at the end of the day today, and will reopen on August 1, 2007. You may continue to submit, but realize that we will not read your work until August.

Look for the "Community Sustained" issue on July 10. It's a dandy!