. John Tallmadge | Exploring Nature, Culture, and the Human Journey
The creator loves pizzaz. - Annie Dillard

 

All my work deals with nature, culture, and the journey of human life. As a writer, I use creative nonfiction to explore transforming encounters with landscapes and people.  My first book focused on wilderness and initiation, but my current work deals with urban nature.  We can learn so much about living wisely on the earth from paying attention to our own home places. 

As a scholar, I study American nature writers and apply outdoor experience to research, interpretation, and teaching.  I write for scholarly journals and edited volumes; I also review manuscripts for journals and university presses. 

My work supports an active practice of reading and speaking at professional meetings, churches, schools, environmental groups, and  college campuses across the country.  I give keynote addresses, conduct field trips, visit classes, and conduct faculty workshops.

 

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