UCSB Reads Author Talk by Elizabeth Rush

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 7:30pm
UCSB Campbell Hall

Because of COVID-19, this in person talk was canceled, but Elizabeth Rush will give a community talk online

A free lecture and book-signing by Elizabeth Rush, author of the UCSB Reads 2020 selection Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Describing Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore as “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing,” The Chicago Tribune writes: “Rush travels from vanishing shorelines in New England to hurting fishing communities to retracting islands and, with empathy and elegance, conveys what it means to lose a world in slow motion. Picture the working-class empathy of Studs Terkel paired with the heartbreak of a poet.” Pacific Standard calls the book “a revelation.”

In 2018, Rising was selected as a winner of the National Outdoor Book Award, was named a top ten book by the Chicago Tribune, and a Best Book by Guardian, NPR’s Science Friday, Publisher’s Weekly, and Library Journal. Rising was also a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. 

Rush is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaption Fellowship, the Science in Society Award, the Howard Foundation Fellowship, and a grant from the Society for Environmental Journalism. Rush teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.

No tickets needed; seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:50pm. Presented with assistance from UCSB Arts & Lectures.