Elizabeth Rush

Elizabeth Rush’s RISING Hosted by The Blake School and Milkweed Editions

Courtesy of Milkweed Editions Events

Join the Blake School and Milkweed Editions January 18, 2022 from 7:00-8:00 PM CST to celebrate Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore, which the Chicago Tribune calls “the book on climate change and sea levels that was missing.” Journalist Tom Weber will join Rush onstage for a conversation about empathy, vulnerability, the impacts of climate change, and Rush‘s poetic approach to reportage. Visual artist and cultural organizer Shanai Matteson will open the program with a poem about water. A book signing will follow.

We’re honored to partner with Climate Generation and the Minnesota Humanities Center for this event. View a climate art show in the Martha Bennett Gallery and table exhibits from our event partners starting at 6:00 pm. Auditorium doors open at 6:45 pm.

This event is free and all are welcome. ASL interpreting will be included with the presentation. The event will also be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in-person (select the online option during registration to receive the livestream link). You can also purchase a copy of Elizabeth Rush’s Rising at an event discount, $15, with registration. Books ordered through Eventbrite will be available for pickup starting at 6:00 pm at the event.

Masks are required for all attendees. We also require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of the event.