Elizabeth Rush: Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

We are pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Rush to the library on Saturday, September 7 at 11 am! WCAI’s science editor, Heather Goldstone, will interview her about her new book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Elizabeth is also the author of Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her work explores how humans adapt to changes enacted upon them by forces seemingly beyond their control, from ecological transformation to political revolution. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and the New Republic, among others. Rush recently served as the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artist and Writer. Today she teaches creative nonfiction courses at Brown University that carry the environmental sciences and digital technologies into the humanities classroom. She will read from her book and take questions from the audience. The book will be available to buy from Eight Cousins Books.

This event is free and open to adults and teens.  Registration is requested. To register, please contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7 or stop by the reference desk. You can also register online at falmouthpubliclibrary.org/register.

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