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Environment writer interviews: Abby Palmer

For background on this series, see my first post. So far we’ve talked with Rebecca Lawton, an environment writer based in California. Our second interviewee is Abby Palmer I initially met Abby on Twitter through our shared interest in nature writing. She was taking Sharon Blackie’s ‘Beyond Nature Writing‘ online course, and shared a lot…

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Dry times in the Canadian West

*UPDATED 5 JULY – NEW BC, AB, AND SK WILDFIRE & DROUGHT SITUATION* I’m closing the windows again to keep the cool in and the heat out. It’s another hot, sunny day on the west coast, and while it’s nice to have great weather, it’s scary to see the landscape dry to a crisp and…

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Searching for silence

6 am is the best time to be up in our neighbourhood, especially on a Sunday morning. Sometimes the rooster across the street crows, but otherwise all you hear is the calling of a myriad of birds and the busy buzzing of the bees on the California lilac just below the living room window. There’s…

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Environment writer interviews: Rebecca Lawton

One of the many things I think about is what it means to be a writer – particularly a female environment writer. It seems that the sub-genre of nature writing is characterized by a lack of women – not that they’re not out there, but that male writers are more often publicly championed (see Kathleen…