Christian McEwen to speak at ES Colloquium December 2

Christian McEwen, freelance writer and independent scholar, will give a reading and a presentation from her book, World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 2, in the bookstore at AUNE. There will be a social half hour from 11 to 11:30 a.m. It is part of the Department of Environmental Studies’ Fall Colloquium Series.

McEwen has taught environmental writing and environmental memoir at Williams College, the New School, Lesley University and Smith College and is currently working at the Poetry Center at Smith College. She has published a collection of poems, In the Wake of Home, and edited Jo’s Girls: Tomboy Tales of High Adventure, True Grit & Real Life and, with Mark Statman, The Alphabet of the Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing. She also edited two anthologies, Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry and, with Sue O’Connell, Out the Other Side: Contemporary Lesbian Writing.

The multi-media interpretation of the movie Avatar by research scientist Bill Evans, earlier scheduled for the colloquium, was postponed until spring because of health problems.