Ruth Padel: Writing Nature in Poetry and Prose

Reading excerpts from her prose and poetry, including some unpublished verse, award-winning poet Padel discussed how she translates her passion for conservation and science into both forms of writing. Ruth Padel is an award-winning poet, critic and novelist who has been acclaimed for her nature writing in multiple genres. She is currently Writer in Residence […]

Elaine Showalter & Miranda Seymour: Women Writers and Self-Promotion, A Historical Perspective

Literary critic Showalter and biographer Seymour discussed the challenges faced by women writers in getting recognition for their work both today and in the past—including anecdotes from their own careers. Elaine Showalter, professor emerita at Princeton University, is a literary critic who has been a pioneer of feminist literary criticism. Her numerous books include the […]