Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 pm
Broadway Books, Portland, OR
Reading and celebration with poets Brittney Corrigan, Barbara Drake, Nick Neely, John Daniel, Jessica Johnson, Jennifer Perrine.
Event listing and details
Tuesday, June 20, 7 pm
Seattle Public Library with Third Place Books
Cascadia Field Guide reading and celebration with Lyanda Fern Lynn Haupt, Claudia Castro Luna, Sarah Van Sanden, Derek Sheffield, Allen Braden, Betsy Aoki, Erin Fox, Martha Silano, and Sierra Nelson.
SPL Event Listing
Thursday, July 27, 7 pm
Powell's Books, Portland, OR
Reading and celebration with poets Kim Stafford, Paulann Peterson, Nancy Slavin, David Oates, Joe Wilkins, and editor Derek Sheffield.
Hugo House Class: Writing with the Cascadia Field Guide with Sierra Nelson
When: Saturdays in August (Aug 5th to Aug 26th, 4 sessions total), 1:10-3:10 p.m. PST
Where: ONLINE via Zoom
Dive into the poems and naturalist insights in Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry--learning about fascinating creatures and plants living in "Cascadia" (Alaska to California, land and ocean). Then we'll generate our own writing (open to any genre) using in-class prompts inspired by the readings and diverse authors. Your writing can connect to any ecosystem; you don't have to live in Cascadia. https://hugohouse.org/product/writing-with-the-cascadia-field-guide/
September 21 - 24
Headliner: Cornelius Eady
details & registration coming soon
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6 pm
BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION
Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave.
Featuring artists Justin Gibbins, Rachel Kessler, Erin Fox, Travis London; poets Sean Hill, Jane Wong, Kathryn Smith, Betsy Aoki; editors CMarie Fuhrman, Elizabeth Bradfield, Derek Sheffield
AWP BOOK FAIR, Seattle Convention Center
March 9 - 11
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1 pm (Pacific)
Twitter livestream: Paisley Rekdal interviews Derek Sheffield, Garrett Hongo for High Country News.
March 30: Thursday, 7 pm Pacific
Zoom Reading for the BC Launch of Cascadia Field Guide!
Cascadia's Canadian contributors, along with southern editor Derek Sheffield, will celebrate this book and its trans-national sense of being. Featuring: Maleea Acker, Yvonne Blomer, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Matt Rader, Al Rempel, Derek Sheffield, Sandy Shreve, Bren Simmers, Rob Taylor and Isaac Yuen.
Hosted by Rob Taylor and the University of the Fraser Valley.
Thursday, April 20 - EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS
Cascadia Field Guide at GetLit! in Spokane, WA
Headliner: Ada Limón, US Poet Laureate,
April 7 - 29
Cascadia Field Guide Exhibit
curated by Derek Sheffield
Original artwork from Cascadia Field Guide by artists Justin Gibbens, Cori Dantini, Claire Emery, Sarah Van Sanden, Travis London, Emily Poole. Opening night: April 7, 5 - 7 pm
408 N Pearl St.
Saturday, April 29th, 1 - 3 pm
Book signing with Derek Sheffield in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day
A Book for All Seasons
Wednesday, May 10th, 6 pm
Cascadia Field Guide reading and book signing with Derek Sheffield, CMarie Fuhrman, Stacy Boe Miller, Michael McGriff, Alexandra Teague, Cori Dantini
Neill Public Library
Thursday, May 11th, 1 pm
Cascadia Field Guide book signing with CMarie Fuhrman and Derek Sheffield
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Saturday, May 20th, 4 - 5:30 pm
Cascadia Field Guide book signing with Derek Sheffield and John Marzluff, author of Gifts of the Crow
Wenatchee River Institute
Wednesday, May 31, 6 pm Alaska (7 pm Pacific)
Southeast Alaska Celebration of Cascadia Field Guide
via Zoom (https://brandeis.zoom.us/s/91431679514)
Tidewater Glacier, one of the Cascadia Field Guide communities, is unique to Southeast Alaska. And beings like Alexander Archipelago Wolf are uniquely tied to Cascadia's northern range. Join us for an evening celebrating the beings of Cascadia who thrive in Southeast Alaska and the writers, too, who celebrate these beings.
See the Facebook Event for details of who will be reading and what we will share!
Saturday, June 3rd, 1 - 2:00 pm
Cascadia Field Guide book signing with Derek Sheffield and Kevin Miller, author of Vanish
Gig Harbor, WA
"There is so much more about birds and bears, slugs and herbs, and fish, lizards, and crabs, all bound together in this ecological masterpiece aiming to meld art and cultural history with science." Five-star Review. –San Francisco Book Review
"The expansive region might seem too vast and diverse to easily summarize, yet authors Elizabeth Bradfield, CMarie Fuhrman, and Derek Sheffield have managed to seamlessly capture the wildness, wonder, and beauty of the bioregion in this book." –"A New Field Guide’s Enchanting Look at the Cascadia Region" 425 Magazine, March, 2023
“I really do want everyone to go out and get this field guide because, I can honestly say, I’ve never seen an anthology like it. Its beauty, its plentitude, and its inclusiveness. It’s really startling and wonderful.” –Paisley Rekdal, in a conversation with Derek Sheffield and Garrett Hongo for High Country News. Listen to the whole conversation here.
“Here is a literary field guide that merges fact with art and verse to impart a sense of the bioregion known as Cascadia. Here text flows around images of its inhabitants: Map Lichen, Sword Fern, Tufted Puffin—all capitalized to acknowledge the intrinsic merits of their respective namebearers. Space is made and held not only for contributors and readers, but also for the entities and the worlds they are bound to, live by. Cascadia thus resounds as an assemblage of voices, offering a rich and vital approach to contemplate the Pacific Northwest, varied, expansive, everchanging.” –Issac Yuen, Orion Magazine
"Have you ever been so filled up with the wonder of a place that it wants to spill out as a song? Well, here is the songbook. I imagine walking through a forest and pausing to read Cascadia aloud to a listening cedar or a dipper. I think they’ll love it. There are field guides that help us to see, and to name and to know. Cascadia does all of that and more. This is a guide to relationship. These illuminating pages are a gift in reciprocity for the gifts of the land."
– Robin Wall Kimmerer, 2022 MacArthur Fellow and author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
“This field guide is a deeply informative and wildly exuberant visual and literary romp through one of the most spectacular regions of the world—a varied chorus of voices and visual talents, all celebrating the animals and plants of the great Pacific Northwest.”
– Ray Troll, artist and co-author of Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline
“This beautiful choral celebration of entanglement ongoing and evermore is amazing, a wonder, a gratitude.”
– Ross Gay, author of Inciting Joy and The Book of Delights
"The rich array of writers and artists in Cascadia Field Guide takes us by verse and image through one of the most diverse eco-regions in North America. The collection, inspired by ecological and cultural inclusion, catalogs beast by beast and habitat by habitat why so many look to the northwest corner of the nation for wild respite. More than a collection, it is an essential compendium to the Pacific Northwest; a "feel guide" to an extraordinary place."
– J. Drew Lanham, 2022 MacArthur Fellow and author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature and Sparrow Envy - Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts
Directly from readers
"So different and more inspiring than a typical field guide, and I like field guides! I can only imagine what a labor of love it was to collaborate on a project like this, and am in awe of the finished result." –Sharon Lunz, former Development Director for the Chelan Douglas County Land Trust
"I can’t think of a more handsome and inclusive book than this! It’s just so encouraging to see a collection that reflects, as much as possible, the entirety of our natural and social world. I feel this reflects a new generation and an inclusive vision." – Garrett Hongo, poet and Pulitzer Prize Finalist
"I have to send a river of gratitude to the three of you, and everyone, for bringing forth such a stunning book...not a book exactly, but a kind of ecosystem disguised as a book, a bioregion in book form, a suite of blessings wrapped into a medicine bundle to bring travelers through our times safely into place."– Kim Stafford, former Oregon Poet Laureate
"Staggeringly beautiful. I'm awe-struck." –David Oates, poet, essayist, editor, and publisher at Kelson Books
“Absolutely stunning in all possible ways! The most sexy field guide out there!” –Justin Gibbens, Artist
“A must-own for every PNW resident seeking solace in the outdoors.” –Dudley’s Bookshop Cafe, Bend, OR
“Wow.” –Daniel Mathews, author of Cascadia Revealed and Trees in Trouble
“Cascadia Field Guide was my number one priority of the AWP Conference in Seattle.” –Karen Maeda Allman, former book promoter for The Elliott Bay Book Company
"I was given this book and thought I would just take a peek to see what it was about. Two hours later my morning was thoroughly disrupted in the most delightful way. Every page is a treasure--every poem, every drawing, every description of plant, animal or place. I never thought I would be fascinated by the description of a slug. This book is a necessary companion for all who love the Pacific Northwest." –John Frohnmayer, former Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
“What a glorious celebration of our bioregion is this field guide for outdoor explorers, poets, and artists! An unprecedented fusion of art, poetry, and ecological observation, and an effort of many inspired and dedicated hands, Cascadia Field Guide is an object of great beauty, and a pleasure to contemplate in its multitudes of voices and subregions. Within the diversity and complexity of the plants and creatures it contains, you will find not only spot-on identification, but also a rewarding degree of beauty, compassion, keen intuition, and grace.” –John Willson, Poet and Bookseller Emeritus at Eagle Harbor Books
“A stunning celebration of our wild home. This is an incredibly useful book--and a wonderful tribute to the many life forms that share this place with us. So many old friends! Cascadia Field Guide has set a new standard for books that share an intimacy with the souls of other lives.” –Tim McNulty, poet and author of Olympic National Park: A Natural History and Washington's Mount Rainier National Park
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Edited by Elizabeth Bradfield, CMarie Fuhrman, Derek Sheffield