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Merced, CA | Monday, October 28, 2019 3:30 – 5:00 pm
California Book Award winner Jordan Fisher Smith will read from and discuss his published work from 3:30-5:00 pm at UC Merced room COB2 290 as a guest of the Karen Merritt Writing Program. Admission is free and books will be available for sale and signing. For more information contact Catherine Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Merced, CA | Monday, October 28, 2019 9:30 – 11:30 am
As a guest of the Karen Merritt Writing Program at UC Merced, Jordan will present “Using Storytelling to Sell Your Research,” a two-hour hands-on graduate seminar and workshop for research-oriented graduate students and faculty in room COB2 392. Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 15 students. Contact Catherine Koehler at email@example.com
Denver, CO | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Jordan will talk with book buyers and sign copies of the new paperback edition of ENGINEERING EDEN at the Public Lands Alliance convention and trade show at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel
University of California, Berkeley, CA | Thursday, September 27, 2018 – 5:00-6:30 pm
Jordan will appear with Estella Leopold, the last living child of Aldo Leopold, to deliver the inaugural Starker Leopold Lecture at Sutardja Dai Hall in the Banatao Auditorium just off Hearst Avenue on the north side of the U.C. Berkeley campus. Estella is the author of a new book of recollections about her family’s times at the legendary Leopold Shack, and she and Jordan will sign books and chat with the audience afterward. Admission is free and books will be available for sale.
Los Altos, CA | Saturday, August 16, 2018 – 1:15 pm
Jordan will speak to the 2018 Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs Conference at the Jesuit Retreat Center 300 Manresa Way, Los Altos, CA 94022. The Federation’s affiliates include 43 outdoor groups from California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana. This year’s conference is hosted by the California State Park Rangers Association. Jordan’s books will be available for purchase and he will sign them. Co-organizer of the conference, the legendary, now retired, Mike Lynch—the real-life “Ranger Dave Finch” in NATURE NOIR—will be present to sign your collectable copy of NATURE NOIR as well as his own books. Other speakers include former Sierra Club President Mike McCloskey and SIERRA Magazine editor and author Jason Mark. Click here for information. Or contact Ann Meneguzzi (209) 373-9844.
San Bernardino National Forest, CA | Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 3:30-4:30 pm
Jordan will give the closing address to the 2018 Interagency Wilderness Ranger Academy. Event by invitation. Press inquiries please write firstname.lastname@example.org
Redwood National Park, CA | Saturday, May 12, 2018 – 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Jordan will sign copies of ENGINEERING EDEN at Redwood National Park’s Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, 119441 US Highway 101, Orick, CA 95555. For more information write Debra White email@example.com or call (707) 465-7327
Sacramento, CA | Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 9:00 am
Jordan will speak at the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration at Sacramento State University.
Merced, CA | Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:00-5:00 pm
Jordan will speak on his book ENGINEERING EDEN in the California Room at the University of California at Merced as a guest of the Gallo Management Program, the Yosemite Leadership Program, and the George Wright Society. For more information click here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (209) 228-7742
Truckee, CA | Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Jordan will discuss and read from Engineering Eden during a special December open house at the visitor center of Donner Memorial State Park, 12593 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA 96161. For more information please call the park between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Time at (530) 582-7892, or Sierra State Parks Foundation weekdays at (530) 583-9911.
San Francisco, CA | November 17, 2017 – 6:30 PM
Jordan will discuss Engineering Eden and sign copies of his books at this dinner meeting of theNorthern California Chapter of the Explorers’ Club, at Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Ulloa Street at 33rd Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
Tallahassee, FL | Thursday, November 9, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Tall Timbers Research Station, where enlightened fire management survived the doctrine of total fire suppression, will host Jordan for a reception and lecture on his book, Engineering Eden. The reception begins at 7:00 PM, Jordan’s talk at 7:30. Admission is free. Tall Timbers is at 13093 Henry Beadel Dr., Tallahassee, FL. For more information call (850) 893-4153.
Tallahassee, FL | Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 4:30 PM
Jordan will deliver the Anderson-Ashby Lecture as a guest of the Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at the Broad Auditorium in the Claude Pepper Center at Florida State University, 636 West Call Street Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1124. Admission is free.
Gainesville, FL | Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Jordan will speak on “Endangered Species, Endangered Truth: A Park Ranger’s Perspective,” at the Smathers Library, room 100 (Smathers 100) on the campus of the University of Florida. Jordan’s visit is sponsored by the University’s departments of History and Journalism, with additional support from the Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere and the George A. Smathers Libraries. Admission is free.
Montevallo, AL | Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Jordan Fisher Smith will speak in the Comer Auditorium at Montevallo State University
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA | Friday, October 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM
Jordan will talk about, read from, and sign copies of Engineering Eden in a program presented by Point Reyes Books and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association at the Red Barn, 75 Bear Valley Rd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. For information call (415) 663-1200 or (415) 663-1542
Los Gatos, CA | Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Jordan’s talk “No Give Up: What I learned in my 9-1/2-year struggle with tick-borne illness” is part of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series. Space is limited. RSVP required to email@example.com . See more information.
Tacoma, WA | Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Jordan will speak at the 15TH Annual Washington State Lyme Disease Picnic. The Picnic will take place at the Gig Harbor View Picnic Area at Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA. See more information.
San Francisco, CA | June 12, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Jordan will join other authors honored in this year’s California Book Awards to accept the Silver Medal in nonfiction for Engineering Eden. The award ceremony will be followed by a book signing at 7:15 pm. The event will take place at the Commonwealth Club of California, 555 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. Tickets are $5.00 for members of the club, $10.00 nonmembers, $5.00 students. For more information and tickets click here.
Oroville, CA | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Jordan will read from and discuss his book Nature Noir at the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center, 917 Kelly Ridge Road, above the Oroville Dam at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Sacramento, CA | Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 9:00 am
Jordan Fisher Smith will give a keynote speech and booksigning at the Sierra Fund’s 2017 conference, “Reclaiming the Sierra: Headwater Resiliency.”
Wiscasset, ME | Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
3rd Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference
Jordan will speak along with Dr. Kenneth Liegner, author Lori Dennis, Brandi Dean of the Dean Center for Tick-Borne Illness, Pat Smith of the Lyme Disease Association at this conference for patients and families, health care providers, and activists on tick-borne disease. See also this event’s Facebook page.
Lubbock, TX | Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 3:30 pm
Jordan will read from Engineering Eden at the 2017 Conference on the Sowell Collection at Texas Tech University. The Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World is America’s foremost collection of papers of environmental and nature writers, including the papers of Barry Lopez, Bill McKibben, Rick Bass, David James Duncan, Gretel Ehrlich, Gary Paul Nabhan, Doug Peacock, David Quammen, Robert Micheal Pyle, Marc Reisner and Pattiann Rogers, which are housed in a state-of-the-art facility at Texas Tech University.
Bowling Green, OH | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Jordan Fisher Smith will be the 2017 Earth Week speaker at Bowling Green University. The event takes place at the theater, room 206 Union. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author. For further information contact the university’s Department of Environment & Sustainability at (419) 372-8207
Andalusia, AL | Friday-Saturday, February 24-25, 2017
Environmental Education Association of Alabama 2017 Conference: Stay Wild, Alabama!
Jordan Fisher Smith will give a keynote address on February 24 and co-lead a workshop on February 25 at this conference for environmental educators.
Sacramento, CA | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Meet the Authors—An Evening of Literature in Sacramento
Jordan will read in a benefit for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, a noprofit writers’ workshop, with fellow Squaw alumni Jade Chang, Michael Lavigne, Frances Stroh, and Naomi Williams, and emcee Julia Flynn Siler. A reception and book signing follow. Sierra2 Center for the Arts & Community, 2791 24th St., Sacramento. Tickets and further information here.
Ash Mountain, Sequoia National Park, CA | Monday, February 6, 2017 – 12:00 pm
Jordan Fisher Smith will give a lunchtime “brown bag” talk on ENGINEERING EDEN for employees of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the US Geological Survey.
Lafayette, CA | December 6, 2016 7:00 pm
Jordan will read from and discuss Engineering Eden at Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Science Café series, co-sponsored by the Bay Area book festival, Litquake.
Rocklin, CA | Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Presented by the Sierra College Natural History Museum at the Dietrich Theater, Rocklin Campus, Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA 95677. Jordan will talk about and read from Engineering Eden. Copies of the book will be available for signing by the author. Admission is free.
Grass Valley, CA | Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Bear Yuba Land Trust Armchair Treks
Talk, wine-tasting, and book signing to benefit the Bear Yuba Land Trust at the Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room, 128 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Suggested donation $5.00 For more information, contact Annette Glabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 272-5994 x206
Prescott, AZ | Thursday, November 3, 2016 3:00 & 7:00 pm
The Natural History Institute, Prescott College
Jordan will participate in an informal discussion with Prescott students at 3:00 pm [location to be announced], and will give an evening talk and book signing at 7:00 pm at the Natural History Institute, 312 Grove Ave on the Prescott College campus. Books will be available to purchase at the evening event.
Palo Alto, CA | Monday, October 24, 2016 11:30 am
Stanford University, Carnegie Department of Global Ecology
Jordan will talk about Engineering Eden, the death of Harry Walker, and the controversy that followed around the management of wild places, followed by a discussion with the audience.
Anniston, AL | Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:00-7:00 PM
Bluegrass, BBQ and A Book: Fall on the Old Walker Dairy Farm. Jordan will join the family of Harry Eugene Walker in celebrating Engineering Eden on the land where Harry and his family operated their dairy. The event will be a benefit for the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust’s programs in conservation and education. There will be music, a reading or two from the book, and a BBQ dinner. This event is not to be missed! For information (256) 447-1006 or email@example.com
Columbus, GA | October 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Columbus, GA | Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:00 pm
Jordan will speak at the Columbus State University Simon Schwab Memorial Library theater 4225 University Ave, Columbus GA. Books will be available for sale.
Salt Lake City, UT | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:30am
The Stegner Center, Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
A talk with short readings followed by Q&A and book signing
Missoula, MT | Saturday September 24 & Sunday, September 25 2016
Montana Book Festival
More details of when and where to find Jordan will be posted here.
Grass Valley, CA | Thursday, September 22, 2016
Center for the Arts
Jordan will appear in conversation with Beth Ruyak, host of Capitol Public Radio’s “Insight.” Books will be available for signing.
Nevada City, CA | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:00-1:00 pm
KVMR Radio 89.5 FM 105.7 FM in Woodland, 105.1 Truckee/Tahoe, 88.3 Camino. “Soundings with Al Stahler.” Al will interview Jordan about how the natural world works, and how we interact with it.
Sacramento, CA | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:00-10:00am or 7:00-8:00pm
Capitol Public Radio 90.9-FM “Insight with Beth Ruyak.” Host Beth Ruyak will host Jordan for a discussion of Engineering Eden.
Morgan Hill, CA | September 14, 2016 6:30pm
Bay Area Lyme Foundation
A talk about Lyme disease followed by a book signing
Gardiner, MT | August 24th – August 25th, 2016
Jordan will attend Park Service Centennial events at Yellowstone National Park
Bellingham, WA | August 18, 2016, 7:00 PM
Village Books Fairhaven store
A reading and book signing
1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Seattle, WA | Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00pm
Elliott Bay Book Co.
1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122
Portland, OR | Tuesday, August 16, 2016 7:30 PM
A reading and book signing at Powell’s Burnside store, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97209
Olympic Valley, CA | Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:30 PM
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
Jordan will appear on a panel with authors Jason Roberts, Héctor Tobar, and Dava Sobel on a panel moderated by Julia Flynn Siler, “The Big Nonfiction Book: Conquering Research to Find the Story,” as part of the West’s largest and most respected writer’s workshop. The event will be held at the Plaza Bar in the Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
San Francisco, CA | Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:30pm
The Commonwealth Club
Authors Jordan Fisher Smith and John Hart in conversation— “Redefining National Parks and Family Farms in a Changing Climate.” 555 Post Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco. Doors open at 6:00 PM, program at 6:30 PM, followed by a booksigning and networking reception at 7:30 PM. Purchase tickets—a special student rate is available.
Ashland, OR | Saturday, July 2, 2016 3:00pm
Ashland Public Library
Reading and booksigning
410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520, in the library’s Gresham Room. Books will be available for purchase at the event thanks to Bloomsbury Books.
Investigation Discovery Channel | Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:00 Pacific Time
The cold case murder of Janet Kovacich revealed in Jordan’s 2005 book Nature Noir will be featured in “High School Homicide,” an episode of Investigation Discovery’s true crime series Deadly Sins, premiering Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 pm Eastern, 7:00 Pacific. Now in its 5th season, the show is hosted by Criminal Behavior Expert Darren Kavinoky. Find your local channel here. Check TV Guide Listings for updates on air dates and re-broadcasts of each Deadly Sins episode.
Sacramento, CA | Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 pm
Stories on Stage Sacramento
A reading from Engineering Eden and from Mary Vollmer’s new novel, Reliance, Illinois by two actors, followed by a booksigning by the authors
Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th St. Sacramento, CA, 95816
Cambridge, MA | Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 19, 2016
By invitation from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, Jordan will be a member of a team of mentors at Lyme Innovation, which aims to solve critical problems facing the Lyme disease field by bringing together diverse researchers and scientists at a series of hackathons. This effort is led by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI), Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, and the Open Medicine Institute with support from the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. The event is open to patients, professionals, and the general public. Please complete an application by clicking here to secure your RSVP.
Corte Madera, CA | Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:00pm
A reading and booksigning
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA, 94925
Park City, UT | June 7, 2016 9am MT/8am PT