Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Travel and Ecology Writer Peter Fish

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Thursday, October 4
Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing 
Travel and Ecology Writer
Peter Fish
(San Francisco ChronicleAFARHouzzSunset Magazine)
7:30 p.m.
Table Rock Room
201B Plemmons Student Union

Drop-in Reception:
6-7:15 p.m. 
Price Lake Room 
201A Plemmons Student Union

Craft Talk: Questions of Travel: Creating a Sense of Place in Non-Fiction and Fiction
2-3:15 p.m. 
Table Rock Room

Travel and ecology writer Peter Fish will be the 2018-2019 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing. Currently a freelance writer and editor, Peter Fish for more than 30 years wrote and edited for Sunset Magazine, the 120-year-old magazine of the American West, where he focused on travel and environmental coverage. Most recently his writing has appeared in The San Francisco ChronicleHouzz.com, and AFAR magazine. His article on the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, “Howl,” won a 2013 Lowell Thomas Award gold medal for environmental journalism. He serves as the Jury Chair of the Commonwealth Club's California Book Awards. His own anthology of California literature, California’s Best: Two Centuries of Great Writing from the Golden State, was published by Farcountry Press in 2010. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Stanford University; in addition, he spent a year as a Hoyns Fellow in fiction at the University of Virginia’s MFA program. Raised in southern California, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and son. He previously read in the 2015-16 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.