Prof. Laird Christensen (English and environmental studies), was invited to participate in a panel on “Ecological Reflections, East and West” at the annual conference of the Western Literature Association, on October 15th in Reno, Nevada. The panel was made up of authors who have served as writers in residence at the nation’s Long-Term Ecological Reflections sites, which bring artists and writers to the same few observation posts each year to record observable changes in the environment, as well as in how people perceive these sites over a 200-year span of time. Laird was writer in residence several years ago at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, in the Oregon Cascades. One of the essays produced during that residency has already been published in Whole Terrain, while another will appear this spring in a collection of essays from the University of Washington Press.
/ / / / Prof. Laird Christensen Panelist at Western Lit Association