Webinar: How to Write and Publish a Book with Switzer Fellows (Switzer Leadership Webinar Series)

Monday, May 21, 2012 (All day)



online webinar

Join us for a lively and informative event that will bring successful Switzer authors together for the first time!  Hear about their writing process, finding environmental subjects that sell, finding an agent, and more.

Eric Jay Dolin will moderate the event.  Eric's books include the Smithsonian Book of National Wildlife Refuges; Snakehead: A Fish Out of Water; and Political Waters, a history of the degradation and cleanup of Boston Harbor. His book Leviathan: The History of Whaling In America (W. W. Norton) was chosen as one of the best nonfiction books of 2007 by The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. His latest book is Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (W. W. Norton).

Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and member of the Human Ecosystems Study Group. His first book, The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda, won the 2008 USA Book News Award for nature writing. His latest book, Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle, recently won a 2012 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.  Hanson lives with his wife and son on an island off the coast of Washington State.

Mark Elbroch is a conservation biologist focused on carnivores, PI of the Garfield-Mesa Lion Project in Colorado, and new Project Leader for the Teton Cougar Project, based in Jackson, WY. He has authored and coauthored 10 guides to wildlife tracking, animal skulls and mammal behavior, including the new Peterson Reference Guide to the Behavior of North American Mammals (2011) and Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California (2012). His books Mammal Tracks and Sign: A Guide to North American Species, and Bird Tracks and Sign both won National Outdoor Book Awards.

Susan Clark is an educator and facilitator, focusing on community sustainability and civic participation. She is the co-author of All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community (RavenMark, 2005). Building on the Slow Food movement’s focus on local sustainability, Susan’s new book, Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community and Bringing Decision-making Back Home, is about improving local democratic engagement.  She co-authored the book with Woden Teachout, it is due out in fall, 2012 (Chelsea Green Publishing).


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