Events

Catch up with Terrain.org at an upcoming event, or view photos and listen to audio excerpts from recent Terrain.org events:

Upcoming Events

Mar
7
Wed
AWP Awards Celebration @ Il Terrazzo at the Tampa Marriott Waterside
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Terrain.org was named one of four finalists for this year’s AWP Small Press Publisher Award, a real treat and honor. With Creative NonfictionFenceThe Normal School, and Terrain.org, as well as presenter Joy Harjo.

Simmons Buntin and nonfiction editor Elizabeth Dodd are attending on behalf of Terrain.org.

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Mar
8
Thu
Terrain.org Booth and Book Signings at AWP Conference and Bookfair @ Bookfair Booth #1644, Tampa Convention Center
Mar 8 @ 8:00 am – Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm

Find our editors at the Terrain.org booth at the AWP conference in Tampa. The booth — #1644 — which will be staffed throughout the conference and feature several book signings by your favorite authors.

Book Signing Schedule

Thursday, March 8
10-11 a.m. Jon Davis
1-2 p.m. Michael P. Branch
2-3 p.m. Jeffrey Thomson
3-4 p.m. Sean Prentiss
4-5 p.m. Juan Morales
Friday, March 9
10-11 a.m. Chris Dombrowski
1-2 p.m. Todd Boss
2-3 p.m. Alison Hawthorne Deming
4-5 p.m. Taylor Brorby
Saturday, March 10
10-11 a.m. Jennifer Case
11 a.m. – Noon Rose McLarney
1-2 p.m. Joy Castro
2-3 p.m. Amy Knight (Virtual Signing)
 
 
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Mar
9
Fri
AWP Panel: Writing the Revolutions @ Second Floor, Meeting Room 4 and Marriott Waterside
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Revolutions are not accidents of history. Behind every act of resistance stand the writers and writing that inspired, shaped, transformed, and actualized them—Rousseau, Paine, Hamilton, Madison, Marx, Anthony, King, Friedan, Havel. From these historical lessons we turn to the current battles for LGBTQ, women, immigrants, and the environment and discuss the role and tactics that we will need to write today’s revolution.

At this critical moment in American democracy, writers across the country are looking for ways to use their skills in service of their political causes. Here, in this panel, we seek to mesh the words that drove the revolutions of the previous centuries with the activism that is going on today, bringing in facilitators and voices from various communities that are already engaged in the fight to share their thoughts, experience, and vision for the future.

The panel includes Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin.

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Dear America: The Terrain.org 20th Anniversary Reading @ Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Featured readers Taylor Brorby, Joy Castro, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Sean Hill, Rose McLarney, Juan Morales, and Derek Sheffield will blow you and the rest of America away, literarily speaking, as we celebrate 20 years of publishing the finest place-based literature at Terrain.org. Join us at this amazing venue for a stellar reading facilitated by Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin, and enjoy free refreshments, broadsides, and creative resistance!

Sponsored in part by the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award, Kansas State University.

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Mar
10
Sat
AWP Panel: Editing in an Era of Climate Change @ Third Floor, Meeting Room 9-10 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

The past year has brought climate deniers into the White House just as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach a tipping point. Editors of four environmental journals — Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Fourth River, Orion, and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments — will discuss how their journals have responded, how they balance activism with art, and what they look for in submissions now.

Writers committed to social and environmental change — a group that has grown after the 2016 election — often struggle to balance the personal with the political. By presenting editors’ perspectives from issue-based literary journals, this panel will offer practical advice while also probing the ability of contemporary literature to address problems of global proportions. The conversation is especially relevant in Florida, a coastal state particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

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Sep
13
Thu
Writing About Ecology and Place Conference @ Southern Utah University
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values at Southern Utah University, the Writing About Ecology and Placeconference is the third in the Eco-poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World conference series, and the evolution of the first two to include a broader spectrum of writing — now including prose — and students. The student-oriented conference features keynote addresses, writing workshops and discussions, an editing and publishing panel, receptions, and a hike and writing workshop in Zion National Park.

Simmons will once again serve as editor-in-residence and work with students in classes and as part of the conference. He will also chair the “Writing and Publishing in a World of Rapid Ecological Change” panel.

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Recent Events

October 12-14, 2017
ECO-poetry, Place & Technology Conference
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin, poetry editor Derek Sheffield, poet Arthur Sze, and other editors and writers participated in the second annual conference that featured readings, writing workshops, an editors’ panel, a hike in Zion National Park, and more. 

June 20-24, 2017
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Biennial Conference
Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin, poetry editor Derek Sheffield, and other editors and contributors participated in this important conference on place-based writing and ecoliterature. Simmons moderated a gathering of magazine and literary journal editors titled “Editors’ Roundtable: Publishing Truth in a Post-Truth World” and also hosted a nonfiction reading at a local bookstore, featuring Elizabeth Dodd, John Lane, Kathryn Miles, and Nick Neely.

March 11-12, 2017
Tucson Festival of Books
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (Booth #149)
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin and fiction editor Amy Knight spoke with festival goers about the journal.

October 6-7, 2016
Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin served with Sherwin Bitsui is serving as keynote reader. Simmons also facilitated a workshop on publishing, with Pilgrimage editor Juan Morales. Read Simmons’s keynote, “Poetry, Ecology, and Place in a Technological World.”

March 30 – April 2, 2016
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Los Angeles, California
Terrain.org staffed a booth and caused the usual mayhem.

October 28-31, 2015
NonfictioNOW
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Terrain.org staffed a table at the regular conference that gathers nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world.

July 26 – August 1, 2015
Mount St. Helens Science Pulse
Mount St. Helens, Washington
Terrain.org editors Simmons Buntin, Andrew Gottlieb, and Derek Sheffield and Terrain.org editorial board members Elizabeth Dodd and Charles Goodrich, plus other writers and artists, join scientists in the field to explore and continue a science-art dialogue on the volcano 35 years after its last major eruption. Sponsored by the Spring Creek Project at Oregon State University and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

June 23-27, 2015
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference
Moscow, Idaho
Terrain.org is staffing a table, participating in the author’s reception and other conference activities, and hosting a reading, “Resistance Movement”, featuring Chris Dombrowski, Keetje Kuipers, Nathaniel Perry, Catherine Quayle, and Derek Sheffield.

June 12-16, 2015
Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference
Homer, Alaska
Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin is a poetry workshop instructor and panelist at this annual event for writers. Sponsored by Kachemak Bay Campus – Kenai Peninsula College and University of Alaska Anchorage.

February 27 – March 1, 2014
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Seattle, Washington
Terrain.org’s literary reading (Prospecting, at the Klondike National Historical Park auditorium in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Thursday, February 27, 7-8:30 p.m.), panel featuring the editors of Terrain.org, Orion, Guernica, So to Speak, and The Straddler (So You Want to Change the World? Literary Editors on Writing with a Social Purpose; Saturday morning) + table at Bookfair (Q21).

March 6-9, 2013
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Boston, Massachusetts
Terrain.org’s literary reading with Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability and Ecotone: Reimagining Place, sponsored and hosted by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, featured wonderful readings from David Gessner, Sheryl St. Germain, Derek Sheffield, Cynthia Huntington, Joe Wilkins, Lauren Eggert-Crowe, and Bill Roorbach.

March 3, 2012
Reading: Terrain.org 15th Anniversary
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Chicago, Illinois
We celebrated Terrain.org’s 15th anniversary with a reading at AWP, hosted by nonfiction editor Joshua Foster, and featuring readings by Elizabeth Dodd, Kathryn Miles, Lauret Savoy, and Andrew Wingfield.

February 5, 2011
“Live from AWP” Interview with Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Washington, D.C.
Terrain.org contributing editor Rafael Otto interviews Terrain.org’s editor-in-chief, live from the Terrain.org table.

April 7-10, 2010
Reading: “Wild Lives /Raucous Pens”, Bookfair Table, and More

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
Denver, Colorado
View photos from the Terrain.org / Hawk & Handsaw “Wild Lives / Raucous Pen” reading, AWP bookfair (Terrain.org table), and more.

September 24, 2009
Launch and Reading: Terrain.org Issue 24, co-sponsored by Center for Biological Diversity

The University of Arizona Poetry Center
Tucson, Arizona
A celebratory event for the launch of Issue 24. Borders + Bridges, with readings by Deborah Fries, Christopher Cokinos, Pamela Uschuk, and David Rothenberg.

Listen to the full issue launch and reading:

Please be patient, audio may load slowly. You may also download the mp3 file.

June 1-8, 2009
Terrain.org Editor-in-Chief Simmons Buntin Blogs ASLE

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment 2009 Biennial Conference
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
What happens when Terrain.org’s editor-in-chief spends a week at the ASLE conference in Victoria? Lots of photos and blogging, for starters.

February 2, 2008
Panel: The Future of Environmental Essay

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair
New York City, New York
Moderated by Terrain.org editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin and featuring Alison Hawthorne Deming, David Gessner, David Rothenberg, and Lauret Savoy

January 31, 2008
Reading: Terrain.org 10th Anniversary

Cornelia Street Cafe
New York City, New York
Featuring Scott Edward Anderson, Teague Bohlen, Simmons B. Buntin, Scott Calhoun, Philip Fried, Deborah Fries, Suzanne Frischkorn, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Dennus Must, Shann Palmer, David Rothenberg, Andrew Wingfield, and Jake Adam York

For more information, or to have Terrain.org participate in your event, please contact us.

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