Earth Day PubWest Live

Please join us for a very special Earth Day event - a moderated author panel in partnership with PubWest centering books about nature and ecology! On April 22nd we will be joined by authors Anne Coray, Elin Kelsey, Gina Rae La Cerva, and Ann Vileisis, and moderator Risa Hayes of Queen City Food Forest. Register for the Zoom here:

About the Authors: Anne Coray is a writer and poet, authoring three poetry collections and coediting an anthology. Her work has appeared in the Southern Review, North American Review, and in several anthologies. She has been nominated five times for the Pushcart prize and received fellowships from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Rasmuson Foundation. Anne divides her time between remote Lake Clark and Homer in Alaska. Lost Mountain, a CliFi/Romance set in Alaska, is her debut novel.

Elin Kelsey, PhD is a scholar, author and passionate leader in the evidence-based hope and environmental solutions movement. Her newest book for adults, Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical For Solving The Environmental Crisis was published by Greystone Books in 2020. Kelsey is a popular keynote speaker and media commentator. Her influence can be seen in the hopeful, solutions-focus of her clients, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other powerful institutions where she has served as a visiting fellow including the Rachel Carson Center for the Environment and Society, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Stanford University in the Graduate School of Education. In Spring 2022 she will serve as a Kone Foundation fellow in Helsinki, Finland.  She co-created #OceanOptimism, a twitter campaign to crowd-source marine conservation solutions which has reached more than 100 million shares. As an Adjunct Faculty member of the University of Victoria School of Environmental Studies, and, Western Washington University’s partnership in the Redfish School of Change, she champions new solutions-oriented paradigms for educating environmental scientists and social scientists. Elin is also a best-selling children's book author. Her newest book for children, A Last Goodbye was published in April 2020. 

Gina Rae La Cerva is an award-winning writer, geographer, and environmental anthropologist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has researched tsunamis in Indonesia, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat, and traced the wild meat trade from the forests of the Congo Basin to the streets of Paris. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by The New York Times. Her personal essays have appeared in Emergence Magazine, THE Magazine, Sage Magazine, and various compilations. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College.

Ann Vileisis is an award-winning independent scholar. Her books explore our human relationship with nature, food, and the environment through history, providing deeper perspective and insight into pressing modern-day issues. She is author of Kitchen Literacy: How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back and Discovering the Unknown Landscape: A History of America’s Wetlands. Vileisis has spoken about her books to audiences across America.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
Lost Mountain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781513264455
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alaska Northwest Books - March 16th, 2021

Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771647779
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Published: Greystone Books - October 27th, 2020

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771645331
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Books - May 26th, 2020

Abalone: The Remarkable History and Uncertain Future of California's Iconic Shellfish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780870719882
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Published: Oregon State University Press - May 1st, 2020