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Dances with Words features distinguished author.

April 18, 2016

Branch is a professor of literature and environment at the University of of Nevada, Reno where he teaches creative nonfiction, American literature, environmental writing and film studies.

He is co-founder of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and series co-editor of the University of Virginia Press book series “Under the Sign of Nature.”

Branch has published five books and more than 200 essays, articles, and reviews. His essays have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and recognized as “Notable Essays” in The Best American Essays, The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

His three forthcoming books are “Raising Wild: Dispatches from a Home in the Wilderness,” “Living the High Life Out West: My Kind of Desert” and “The Best Read Naturalist: Nature Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.”

Branch lives with his wife and two young daughters in what he describes as “the remote, high-elevation Great Basin Desert of western Nevada.”

The reading will take place at The Cup located in the basement of the Swysgood Technology Center on the UMW campus at 7:30 p.m.

All Dances with Words readings are free and open to the public.