Elizabeth Bradfield with water and lighthouse in background

Rosenberg Institute Seminar Series - Elizabeth Bradfield

Wednesday, April 03, 2024
Event Time 03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. PT
Location BCC, Estuary and Ocean Science Center
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Elizabeth Bradfield, Writer/Naturalist, Brandeis University

Art, Ecology, Poetry: Playing with Facts, Fact-Checking Creativity

Sometimes information isn’t enough. Facts don’t always engage people in the ecological or environmental questions of our time. Sensory experiences, memories, humor, and cultural knowledge can be just as important as numbers or statistics when it comes to mattering to people not versed in scientific language or drawn to empirical numbers. At the same time, it’s important to hold true to the nuances of hard-earned science and not play fast and loose with findings. Elizabeth Bradfield will share how, in her creative work, she engages heart and body with scientific knowledge. 

Writer/Naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield’s most recent books are Toward Antarctica, Theorem, and Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Sun, and her honors include the Audre Lorde Prize in Lesbian Poetry, a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant, and a Stegner Fellowship. For the past twenty-some years, Liz has worked as a naturalist and field assistant at home on Cape Cod as well as on small ships around the globe.  She teaches creative writing at Brandeis University and is Editor-in-Chief of Broadsided. www.ebradfield.com



Elizabeth Bradfield standing next to chalkboard sign