Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA

Recent Events

October 22-24, 2015: Featured Author for Feedback at Kaneko. Thursday evening talk (with Denise Chapman) on the writing process; facilitating Saturday morning writing workshop. Omaha.

September 29-30, 2015: Visiting author, Augustana University [reading/​lecture/​classroom visits]. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

July 25, 2015: New Tree School, lecture on nature writing, including participant writing workshop. Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, Iowa.

May 2, 2015: Public lecture on "The Literary Prairie." Hitchcock Nature Center, Honey Creek, Iowa.

April 25, 2015: Nebraska Book Festival, Weitz Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. (1:45 p. m. reading from The Tallgrass Prairie Reader). http:/​/​bookfestival.nebraska.gov/​2015/​index.aspx

April 9, 2015: Book signing at the U. of Iowa Press Booth, AWP Conference, Chicago. (3:00 p. m. signing). https:/​/​www.awpwriter.org/​awp_conference/​overview

February 18, 2015: Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium Keynote Speaker (7 p. m. presentation). Dubuque, IA at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, 350 Bell St.
www.tposfirescience.org/​mwfire15-overview/​

November 20, 2014: Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA (7 p.m. reading)
http:/​/​www.briarcliff.edu/​calendar/​modern-languages/​141120-john-price-reading/​

October 22-25, 2014: University of Nevada-Reno, English Department, Reno, NV (readings/​lectures)

September 27, 2014: Bison Days, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, IA (featured speaker, 10 AM-3 PM) http:/​/​www.tallgrass.org/​september-27-2014-bison-day/​

September 13, 2014: Twilight on the Tallgrass at Spring Creek Prairie, Denton, NE (featured speaker, 8 p. m. reading) http:/​/​springcreekprairie.audubon.org/​events/​twilight-tallgrass

August 15, 2014: Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA (book signing sponsored by the University of Iowa Press).

July 25-26, 2014: University of Nebraska Low-Residency MFA Program, Nebraska City, NE (invited reading and lecture).

June 5-7, 2014: Willa Cather Spring Conference, Red Cloud, NE (Reading and panel presentation, 10 am-noon) http:/​/​www.willacather.org/​conferences/​spring-conference

May 30-June 1, 2014: Loess Hills Prairie Seminar, Onawa, IA at West Monona High School (6:50 pm reading on Friday, May 30)http:/​/​www.nwaea.k12.ia.us/​en/​programs_and_services/​loess_hills_prairie_seminar/​

April 25-26, 2014: Featured author, Nebraska Book Festival. Omaha, NE

April 10-12, 2014: Featured author, Festival of Faith and Writing. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

March 27-30, 2014: Reading, classroom lectures. University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

March 20, 2014: Reading and discussion, UNO Criss Library Friends Book Discussion Group. University of Nebraska-Omaha. (5 pm reading)

March 18, 2014: Northwest Omaha Rotary. (Noon reading).

February 20, 2014: Reading and classroom lectures, Creighton University (Criss Health Sciences Building, 5 pm reading)

January 11, 2014: Authors' Fair, Sump Memorial Library. Papillion, NE (2 to 4 pm)

January 7, 2014: Reading and presentation. Abrahams Branch Library, Omaha, NE (7 pm reading)

November 24, 2013: Authors' Fair. Council Bluffs Public Library. Council Bluffs, IA

October 21, 2013: Reading and discussion, University of Nebraska-Omaha Womens' Book Club. 7 p. m. reading.

October 9-12, 2013: Western Literature Association conference, Berkeley, CA (panel presentation with fellow nature writers Michael Branch and Chris Cokinos) www.westernlit.org/​wla-conference-2013

October 3-6, 2013: Heartland Fall Forum 2013, Crown Plaza Chicago O'Hare (author reception and book signing, 5:30 p. m. at the Crown Plaza, 5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL) www.heartlandfallforum.org

September 17, 2013: Book reading and discussion. The Eclectic Book Review Club. Omaha, NE, Field Club, 3615 Woolworth Ave. (noon reading)

September 13, 2013: Featured Speaker at barn dedication, Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve, Omaha, NE www.unomaha.edu/​prairie/​glaciercreek.php

June 27, 2013: Left Bank Books-Central West End, Saint Louis, MO (7 pm reading)
www.left-bank.com

June 14, 2013: Common Good Books, Saint Paul, MN (7 pm reading)
www.commongoodbooks.com

June 13, 2013: Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA (7 pm reading)
www.prairielights.com

June 6, 2013: Tattered Cover Bookstore-Colfax, Denver, CO (7:30 pm reading)
www.tatteredcover.com

June 4, 2013: Garden Grove Eatery, Crescent, IA (joint reading/​signing with poet Matt Mason) (6 pm reading)
http:/​/​www.unomaha.edu/​news/​releases/​2013/​05/​29_longlegs.php

May 30-31, 2013: ASLE Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (book signing and panel presentation)
www.asle.org

May 18, 2013: The Bookworm bookstore, Omaha, NE (1 pm reading)
www.bookwormomaha.com

April 12-13, 2012: Kansas State University Reading/​lectures. Manhattan, KS

March 19, 2012: Arizona University. Leture and reading for UA's "Next American Nature and Science Writing Series." Tucson, AZ

March 8, 2012: Prairie Preview: Johnson County Heritage Trust. Reading/​talk. Iowa City, IA

March 1, 2012: Panel presentation for Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Chicago, IL

November 12, 2011: Sierra Club of Nebraska Annual Meeting. Reading/​talk. Omaha, NE

September 20, 2011: Divine Word College. Reading/​lecture. Epworth, IA

July 16-17, 2011: Iowa City Book Festival. Panel Presentation, "Midwestern Memoir". Reading at Congregational Church. Iowa City, IA

February 2011: Panel presentation. AWP Annual Conference. Washington, DC

November 4-6, 2010: Panel presentations at NonfictionNow Conference. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

October 14-15, 2010: Cornell College. Book reading/​lecture/​classroom talks. Mount Vernon, IA

September 24, 2010: 24th Annual Roadside Prairie Conference. Featured Speaker. Ames, IA

September 16, 2010: Book reading/​lecture. Drake University. Des Moines, IA

September 9, 2010: Book reading/​lecture. Mount Mercy University. Cedar Rapids, IA

August 2-5, 2010: North American Prairie Conference. Featured Speaker and panel presentation. University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

June 23, 2010: Lecture, "The Ethics of Memoir Writing." Oxbow Writing Project, University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA

May 26, 2010: Speaker, Glacier Creek Dedication, Allwine Prairie (University of Nebraska-Omaha). Omaha, NE

May 20-23, 2010: Featured Writer/​Instructor, Prairie Writers Workshop, Red Cloud, NE

April 12-15, 2010: Featured Author, Scott County Reads Together. Multiple events throughout week. Scott County, IA

April 8, 2010: Reading. AWP Conference. Denver, CO

March 25-26, 2010: Reading/​classroom talks. Eureka College, Eureka, IL

February 16, 2010: Book talk and reading. The Eclectic Book Review Club. Omaha, NE

2008-2009 Events

March 14, 2008: Iowa State University. Ames, IA (3PM reading)

March 18, 2008: Briar Cliff University. Sioux City, IA (7PM reading)

March 31, 2008: Interview on “Talk @​12” program. Iowa Public Radio, 12-1PM

April 3, 2008: Kansas University. Oread Books Lounge, Campus Bookstore, Lawrence, KS (7PM reading)

April 6, 2008: Midwestern Booksellers Association. East Village Books, Des Moines, IA (5:30PM)

April 17, 2008: Center for Great Plains Studies Interdisciplinary Symposium. Embassy Suites, Downtown Omaha, NE (4:30 PM reading)

April 26, 2008: The Bookworm bookstore. Omaha, NE (1PM reading)
www.bookwormomaha.com.

May 13, 2008: Garcia Street Books. Santa Fe, NM (5:00 PM reading) www.garciastreetbooks.com.

May 17, 2008: Tattered Cover bookstore (LoDo store). Denver, CO (2PM reading) www.tatteredcover.com.

May 31, 2008: East Village Book. Des Moines, IA (1:00 PM reading) www.eastvillagebooks.com.

June 5, 2008: Magers & Quinn bookstore. Minneapolis, MN (7:30 PM reading with Jonis Agee)
www.magersandquinn.com.

June 15, 2008: College of Idaho. Caldwell, ID (1:00 PM reading)

June 19, 2008: Powell’s bookstore (on Hawthorne). Portland, OR (7:30PM reading) www.powells.com.

July 10, 2008: Prairie Lights Bookstore. Iowa City, IA (7:00 PM reading) www.prairielights.com.

July 13, 2008: The Book Vault. Oskaloosa, IA (2:00 PM reading) bookvault.org.

July 19, 2008: Barnes and Noble. Council Bluffs, IA (2:00 PM reading)

July 20, 2008: The Willa Cather Foundation. Red Cloud, NE (2:00 PM reading). At the Red Cloud Opera House. For directions, visit www.willacather.org.

August 9, 2008: Island Time Books. Washington Island, WI (2:00 PM reading)
www.islandtimebooks.com.

September 9, 2008: Mount Marty College. Marian Auditorium. Yankton, South Dakota.

September 23, 2008: Humanities Iowa Writers Celebration. The Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA (7:00 PM reading).

October 1-4, 2008: Western Literature Conference. The Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, CO. Panel entitled "New Nonfiction Books." www.usu.edu/​westlit.

October 14, 2008: Language of Nature Conference. College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Info:
(630) 942-3291.

October 30, 2008: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Place Speakers Series. English Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.

November 13, 2008: Fort Dodge, IA. Fort Dodge Public Library. (7:00 PM reading). www.fortdodgeiowa.org.

December 3, 2008: Missouri Valley Reading Series. University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. Omaha, NE. (7:30 PM reading).

January 17, 2009: Featured Speaker. Iowa Prairie Network Annual Winter Meeting. Des Moines, IA

February 11-14, 2009: Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Chicago, IL. Panel on religion and nature writing with Scott Russell Sanders, Alison Deming, Mary Swander, and Jeane Walker. Another panel featuring award-winning Orion magazine authors. www.awpwriter.org.

April 2009: Keynote, Trees Forever 20th Anniversary Celebration. Coralville, IA

May 2009: Featured Speaker, Dedication of Vincent Bluff Prairie as Iowa State Preserve. Council Bluffs, IA

September 10, 2009: Featured Speaker, Iowa Prairie Heritage Celebration. Sponsored by Prairie Studies Center, Briar Cliff University. Sioux City, IA

December 21, 2009: Book talk and reading, Mid-Month Book Club. Omaha, NE












































2008-2009 Events

March 14, 2008: Iowa State University. Ames, IA (3PM reading)

March 18, 2008: Briar Cliff University. Sioux City, IA (7PM reading)

March 31, 2008: Interview on “Talk @​12” program. Iowa Public Radio, 12-1PM

April 3, 2008: Kansas University. Oread Books Lounge, Campus Bookstore, Lawrence, KS (7PM reading)

April 6, 2008: Midwestern Booksellers Association. East Village Books, Des Moines, IA (5:30PM)

April 17, 2008: Center for Great Plains Studies Interdisciplinary Symposium. Embassy Suites, Downtown Omaha, NE (4:30 PM reading)

April 26, 2008: The Bookworm bookstore. Omaha, NE (1PM reading)
www.bookwormomaha.com.

May 13, 2008: Garcia Street Books. Santa Fe, NM (5:00 PM reading) www.garciastreetbooks.com.

May 17, 2008: Tattered Cover bookstore (LoDo store). Denver, CO (2PM reading) www.tatteredcover.com.

June 5, 2008: Magers & Quinn bookstore. Minneapolis, MN (7:30 PM reading with Jonis Agee)
www.magersandquinn.com.

May 31, 2008: East Village Book. Des Moines, IA (1:00 PM reading) www.eastvillagebooks.com.

June 19, 2008: Powell’s bookstore (on Hawthorne). Portland, OR (7:30PM reading) www.powells.com.

July 10, 2008: Prairie Lights Bookstore. Iowa City, IA (7:00 PM reading) www.prairielights.com.

July 13, 2008: The Book Vault. Oskaloosa, IA (2:00 PM reading) bookvault.org.

July 19, 2008: Barnes and Noble. Council Bluffs, IA (2:00 PM reading)

July 20, 2008: The Willa Cather Foundation. Red Cloud, NE (2:00 PM reading). At the Red Cloud Opera House. For directions, visit www.willacather.org.

August 9, 2008: Island Time Books. Washington Island, WI (2:00 PM reading)
www.islandtimebooks.com.

September 9, 2008: Mount Marty College. Marian Auditorium. Yankton, South Dakota.

September 23, 2008: Humanities Iowa Writers Celebration. The Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA (7:00 PM reading).

October 1-4, 2008: Western Literature Conference. The Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, CO. Panel entitled "New Nonfiction Books." www.usu.edu/​westlit.

October 14, 2008: Language of Nature Conference. College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL. Info:
(630) 942-3291.

October 30, 2008: Interdisciplinary Conversations in Place Speakers Series. English Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.

November 13, 2008: Fort Dodge, IA. Fort Dodge Public Library. (7:00 PM reading). www.fortdodgeiowa.org.

December 3, 2008: Missouri Valley Reading Series. University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. Omaha, NE. (7:30 PM reading).

January 17, 2009: Featured Speaker. Iowa Prairie Network Annual Winter Meeting. Des Moines, IA

February 11-14, 2009: Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Chicago, IL. Panel on religion and nature writing with Scott Russell Sanders, Alison Deming, Mary Swander, and Jeane Walker. Another panel featuring award-winning Orion magazine authors. www.awpwriter.org.

April 2009: Keynote, Trees Forever 20th Anniversary Celebration. Coralville, IA

May 2009: Featured Speaker, Dedication of Vincent Bluff Prairie as Iowa State Preserve. Council Bluffs, IA

September 10, 2009: Featured Speaker, Iowa Prairie Heritage Celebration. Sponsored by Prairie Studies Center, Briar Cliff University. Sioux City, IA

December 21, 2009: Book talk and reading, Mid-Month Book Club. Omaha, NE


Selected Works

Nature Anthology
“Finally, here is a lovingly gathered bouquet of prairie wildflowers. This collection does not stop at commemorating all that we’ve lost, but revives the wildness in our imaginations—the first step toward restorative action.”—Julene Bair, author, The Ogallala Road
Memoir
"If David Sedaris and Annie Dillard had a literary love child and raised him in Iowa, he would write like this." The Iowan
Memoir
“…Price knows how to find beauty in quiet moments…A winsome, perceptive coming-of-age memoir.” Kirkus
“[A]n environmentalist version of The Pilgrim’s Progress.” Virginia Quarterly Review

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