Moderated Conversation with Charles Fishman — Writing About Science & the Environment
Join Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, for an informal discussion about science writing and writing about the environment.
Join Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, for an informal discussion about science writing and writing about the environment. Charles Fishman is an award-winning investigative and magazine journalist who has spent the last twenty years trying to get inside, understand and explain important organizations, from NASA to Tupperware to Wal-Mart. Since 1996 Fishman has been a senior writer at Fast Company magazine. He is also the author of The Walmart Effect. He will discuss the process of researching and writing The Big Thirst.
Moderator: Melissa Lamberton is a poet, journalist and naturalist from Tucson, Arizona. Her writing focuses primarily on western water issues, including the legal rights of rivers. She is interested in translating the complex scientific language of a changing natural world into compelling prose for the public. She has worked as a writer for The Water Resources Research Center and The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, both in Arizona. Lamberton is a candidate in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment and a communications graduate research assistant at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.