Monday, January 24, 2022
SWLF is excited to be a co-sponsor for the Spring Creek Project winter lecture series "Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire" that continues tomorrow, January 25th at 6pm, with a live talk from author and educator Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Her conversation is part of an 11-week series that is exploring how we shape our era of megafires and how it is shaping us. These talks feature speakers from an array of backgrounds and disciplines: from writing, visual arts, and film to wildlife biology, firefighting, and activism. And all of the sessions are available for free on Zoom every Tuesday evening between now and March 15.
You can learn more, register for upcoming talks, and watch past lectures here:
AND in conjunction with this speaker series, Spring Creek Project is partnering with on a call for creative submissions about wildfire. The priority submission deadline for Lookout: Writing + Art About Wildfire is April 4, 2022. Writers and artists whose work is selected will receive an honorarium of $200, and the work will be published on Learn more about submitting here!
Jewell Parker Rhodes is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning educator and writer for both youth and adults. She is the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair at Arizona State University and the Founding Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Through her award-winning novels (Ninth Ward, Bayou Magic) and most recent book, Paradise on Fire, Rhodes examines the impact of environmental disasters through fiction and the consequences of inequitable access to nature.