Upcoming Events

Writing Naturally Workshop 2018
April 6–8
Rowe, MA

A two-day writing workshop taught by Orion‘s Editor-in-Chief, H. Emerson Blake, and hosted at the Rowe Center in Massachusetts. Whether you’re a journalist or a creative writer, a newcomer or an old hand, you’ll develop skills and access to creative energy that will make you a better and more successful nature writer. Learn more.

Art & Activism of the Anthropocene Series 2018
Climate change is no longer a mere possibility—it’s already happening. Glaciers are melting, animal and plant populations are failing, and agricultural practices no longer prevent famine. Around the world, scientists, artists, and activists are addressing climate change in media from nonfiction books to documentary films to live theater. This series brings together writers, journalists, and artists in robust discussion on how they address climate change—and why their work is important in the Anthropocene Era. Learn more.

These three events are free of charge, but advanced registration is required. To register, contact the Library Events Office at [email protected] or 212.288.6900 x230. 

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Challenging Narratives of Climate Change
April 11, 6:30 PM
A conversation featuring William T. Vollmann, Chantal Bilodeau, and David Wallace-Wells. Learn more.

Strange Reality: The Art and Activism of Transitional Environments
April 19, 6:30 PM
A conversation featuring Jeff VanderMeer, Zaria Forman, Gleb Raygorodetsky, and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Learn more.

Imagining the Impossible: The Role of Art and Novels in Understanding Climate Change
May 9, 6:30 PM
A conversation featuring Amitav Ghosh, Helen Phillips, and Nathan Kensinger. Learn more.


Orion Environmental Writers’ Workshop 2018
June 10–15
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

An annual week-long workshop for those who want to improve their writing about the environment and understand more deeply Orion’s approach to the relationship between literature and the natural world. Learn more.