Published: Dec. 3, 2019
Nicole Walker Poster

The Program for Writing & Rhetoric will bring Nicole Walker, noted creative nonfiction writer on sustainability (see her full bio below), to campus on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7, to do three events. Each is free and open to the public. The events are:

  • A Reading from Her Works

Thursday, Feb. 6

Begins at 7 p.m.

KCEN (Kittredge Central) N114 Multi-Purpose Room 

  • A Teaching Workshop & Dialogue titled “Teaching Writing Students How to Connect What’s in Their Hands to the Big Eco-Ideas in Their Heads.”

Friday, Feb. 7

10 to 11:30 a.m.

UMC 425

  • A Presentation titled “Of Hyperobjects, Tiny Objects, and How Writing It All Down Will Save the World.”

Friday, Feb. 7

1 to 2 p.m.

REC C250 (Large Ice Rink Overlook)

Walker’s teaching workshop is limited to 25 participants, and sign up is below.  CU-Boulder affiliation is not necessary to sign up.

Workshop Registration

Please see the attached poster for more information on Walker’s visit. We hope you’ll find time to attend any or all of these events!

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Burger at or Rebecca Dickson at

NICOLE WALKER is Professor of English at Northern Arizona University where she serves as Program Director for the MFA in Creative Writing. She is the author of many creative nonfiction collections, including Sustainability: A Love Story (2018) and, with David Carlin, the recently-released The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet (2019). She has previously published the books Where the Tiny Things Are (2017), Egg (2017), Micrograms (2016), Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013), and This Noisy Egg (2010). She edited for Bloomsbury the essay collections Science of Story (2019) with Sean Prentiss, and Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction (2013) with Margot Singer. She is the co-president of NonfictioNOW and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award and a noted author in Best American Essays.