Madeline Ostrander with John Ryan
Join Folio, the Northwest Science Writers Association (NSWA) and Elliott Bay Book Company for an outdoor program with Seattle-based science journalist Madeline Ostrander, who will be celebrating the release of her debut nonfiction book, At Home on an Unruly Planet (Holt), a series of deeply reported and vivid accounts of people fighting to protect the places they love from increasingly dangerous circumstances. The book meditates on what it means to face the impacts of climate change at home, including here in Seattle, and tells four stories of communities that have coped with crisis—Okanogan County, Washington, and its journeys through fire and recovery; a Yup’ik village in southwest Alaska that is relocating because of severe coastal erosion; a group of activists and urban farmers living beside one of the largest oil refineries in California; and a historic city in Florida facing flooding from sea level rise. Madeline Ostrander is a science journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Nation, Sierra Magazine, PBS NOVA Next, Slate, and numerous other outlets. Her reporting on climate change and environmental justice has taken her to locations such as the Alaskan arctic and the Australian outback. Madeline Ostrander will appear in conversation with KUOW environmental journalist John Ryan.
Presented by Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, Northwest Science Writers Association (NSWA) and the Elliott Bay Book Company. Books will be available for purchase and signing.