Sue Eisenfeld, journalist, serious hiker and author of Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal, will speak on student writing tips at 4:30 p.m. and her book at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26. Both events are in Schewel 231 and are part of the Geraldine Lyon Owens Speaker Series.
The book has received an advance rave review from Kirkus, which says: “Eisenfeld writes about Shenandoah the way Annie Proulx writes about Wyoming or Edward Abbey about the deserts of the Southwest: pristine, unsentimental, eloquent prose.”
Eisenfeld writes about her passions: history, hiking, travel, nature, culture, relationships and life. She has also written about food, health and medicine. Her work has been listed among the Notable Essays of the Year in The Best American Essays (2009, 2010, 2013) and has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Gettysburg Review, Potomac Review, Still: The Journal, Blue Lyra Review, Hunger Mountain, Virginia Living, Blue Ridge Country and other publications.
She is a three-time Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Writing Program and the M.A. in Science Writing Program.