Franklin Burroughs Environmental Literature Series | Erica Berry

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 5 pm to 6 pm

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Erica Berry '14 will read from her work. Berry’s nonfiction debut, Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear, was published in February 2023 (Flatiron/Macmillan). Berry’s essays and journalism appear in Outside, Catapult, Wired, The Yale Review, The Guardian, Literary Hub, Gulf Coast, The New York Times Magazine, Colorado Review, The Atlantic, and Guernica, among others. Winner of the 2018 Steinberg Essay Prize and a 2018 AWP Intro Journals Award, she has received grants and fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, and Tin House.

A teacher of writing workshops at Literary Arts, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, the New York Times Student Journeys, and Oxford Academia, Berry was the 2019-2020 National Writers’ Series Writer-in-Residence and Teaching Fellow at Front Street Writers in Traverse City, Michigan.

She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2014 and received her MFA from the University of Minnesota as a College of Liberal Arts Fellow in 2018. She now lives in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, where she works as a Writer-in-the-Schools.

Presented by the English Department with support from the Franklin Burroughs Creative Writers Fund

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