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Humanities in the Village: Nate Brown—On Writing Environmental Fiction (Reading & Discussion)

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Poster for Humanities in the Village reading and discussion "On Writing Environmental Fiction," with illustration of a moose speaking into a mic.

Humanities in the Village returns for February 2024 with…

“On Writing Environmental Fiction: A Reading & Discussion”

with author Nate Brown, in conversation with Jean McGarry.


In the era of global climate change, writers are engaging directly with the science and social implications of our quickly changing planet. Join fiction writer Nate Brown (JHU University Writing Program) for a reading and conversation with author Jean McGarry (JHU Writing Seminars) about what it means to be writing fiction in our ever-warming world. Audience Q&A after the reading—all are welcome! And while you’re there, pick up some recommended titles from our hosts at Bird in Hand, and enjoy their offerings of nighttime beverages.


Bird in Hand Cafe (Charles Village, Baltimore, MD)


Monday, Feb. 26th at 6:30pm

About our presenters:

Nate Brown’s writing has appeared in the Iowa ReviewMississippi ReviewFive Chapters, the Los Angeles Review of BooksElectric LiteraturePublisher’s WeeklyLitHub, and elsewhere. He is the senior editor of the award-winning literary journal American Short Fiction in Austin, TX, and has received fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the Ucross Foundation, and multiple work-study scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He is a senior lecturer in the University Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University, and is a 2023-24 Engaged Faculty Scholar at JHU’s Center for Social Concern.

Jean McGarry has published ten works of fiction, novels and story collections, including Blue BoyNo Harm Done, and A Bad and Stupid Girl, which latter won the Michigan Fiction Prize in 2005. Recently retired, she was Elliott Coleman Professor in the Writing Seminars (JHU).


February 26
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bird in Hand cafe
11 E 33rd St
Baltimore, MD United States
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