Environmental-writer Tredinnick featured April 5-6

Mark Tredinnick
Mark Tredinnick

Environmental writing is the topic of two presentations by Australian writer Mark Tredinnick April 5 and 6 at UNL.

UNL's Department of English will sponsor the first lecture at 3:30 p.m. April 5 in Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall, 14th and T streets. This talk, "The Craft of Environmental Writing," will be of particular interest to creative writing students.

The Plains Humanities Alliance will sponsor the second lecture at 3 p.m. April 6 in the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., Hewit Place. This lecture, "From the Blue Plateau to the Great Plains: Sensing Place in Environmental Writing," will focus on issues involving the relationship between local 'sense of place' literature and issues of global environmental awareness.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. Tredinnick, who is on a reading tour of the United States and Canada this spring, will also give talks and readings in several UNL classes.

Tredinnick's books include "The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir" (2009), which won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, and was shortlisted for both the Prime Minister's Literary Award and the Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year prize. Most recently he has published his first collection of poetry: "Fire Diary" (2010).

Tredinnick's other books are "A Place on Earth" (2004), an anthology of Australian and American nature writers that was published jointly by the University of New South Wales Press and the University of Nebraska Press; "The Land's Wild Music" (2005), which consisted of interviews and analysis of four American nature writers; "The Little Green Grammar Book" (2008); "Writing Well" (2006); "The Little Black Book of Business Writing" (2010); and "The Road South" (poems on CD) (2008).

Additional sponsors include the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the Academic Senate Convocations Committee. For more information, contact the Center for Great Plains Studies at (402) 472-3082 or visit http://www.unl.edu/plains.

- Linda Ratcliffe, Center for Great Plains Studies

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/a9n