7 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Events, News 0

Being a Cascadian kind of story, EATING DIRT is totally at home in the PNW, and so we’ve planned a few U.S. events in October. Washington friends, see you there!

PORT TOWNSEND Monday, October 15
Public Library Learning Center | 6:30 pm
1256 Lawrence Street | 360.385.3181

SEATTLE Tuesday, October 16
Elliott Bay Books | 7:00 pm
1521 Tenth Avenue| 206.624.6600

BELLINGHAM Wednesday, October 17
Village Books Fairhaven | 7:00 pm
1200 11th Street| 360.671.2626

7 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Events, News 0

I’ll be reading in the (now snowy) Rockies next week along with the fine faculty of the Wired Writing program at the Banff Centre: Fred Stenson, Don Domanski, Barbara Klar, Jessica Grant, and Chris Fisher.

WORDS ON A WIRE Tuesday, October 9
Wild Flour Bakery | 7:30 pm

And it’s free.


7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: News 0

Eating Dirt makes an appearance at the Barnes & Noble Discover blog:

Dear Reader,

I have the best job in the world, and Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt made me want to drop everything, ditch NYC, and head out into the wilderness to plant trees — and I’m hardly the only selection committee reader who felt that way. Eating Dirt is more than a memoir about Gill’s 20-year stint planting trees in Canada; it’s also an exploration of the natural world, and our place in it, written with incredible verve and exuberance.

Charlotte discusses planting trees, writing about natural history, and wanting to be transported by fiction, among other things, with Discover Great New Writers.

Read the rest.

7 years, 5 months ago Posted in: Events, News 0

Three great events this September in Kingston, Ontario:

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY Tuesday, September 25
Common Reading Program Event | 7:00 pm

KINGSTON WRITERS FEST Thursday, September 27
WRITING IN THE FIRST PERSON – Master Class | 3:00 pm

KINGSTON WRITERS FEST Thursday, September 27
The Chimps, the Tiger, and the Trees with John Vaillant & Andrew Westoll | 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront

7 years, 6 months ago Posted in: News 0

Eating Dirt is a Fall 2012 selection for the Discover Great New Writers series at Barnes & Noble:

Founded in 1990, the Discover Great New Writers program highlights books of exceptional literary quality from authors at the start of their careers.

A small group of Barnes & Noble bookseller volunteers convenes year-round to review submissions to the program and handpick titles for our promotion, currently featured at 700+ Barnes & Noble and 100 prominent Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, and on

Annually, we recognize two of our exceptional writers with the Discover Great New Writers Award (one each for Fiction and Non-fiction). In addition to a $10,000 prize, we promote the winning titles extensively in our stores and online.

Previous recipients of the Discover Award include Monica Ali, Eric Blehm, Tracy Chevalier, Joshua Ferris, Ben Fountain, Chang-rae Lee, Elizabeth McCracken, David Sheff, and Hampton Sides, among others.