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Mountains in a pandemic: a call for submissions

Mountains in a pandemic: a call for submissions

I am the editor of Appalachia journal, the country's oldest journal  of mountaineering and conservation. We take a literary approach to wilderness and adventure. We are living through an unprecedented pandemic, something no one alive today has ever seen. This will go...

The clattering-of-feet landscape

The clattering-of-feet landscape

Looking through 20-year-old photos this week, I glimpsed the full landscape of my personal life in a true, complete way. And realized that I have neglected that landscape as a writer, creating here and in my published articles this sense that I spend all my time...

Remembering a rescue effort

Remembering a rescue effort

I came across this post from Philip Werner, aka Section Hiker. Eight years ago, I tried to save a man's life as part of a group of hikers who came upon a collapsed father on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. He had been trying to climb Mount Washington with his two teenage...

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Christine Woodside is a writer and editor who writes about the history of ordinary Americans and the environment.

Chris is working on books about her wilderness travels and New Jersey tenant farmers. She edits Appalachia journal (submit button at the bottom of the page). She also edits environment stories for The Conversation US.

She earned her master’s degree in history in May 2019 from Arizona State University.

Libertarians on the Prairie, Chris’s book about the lives and collaboration of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, has established itself in scholarship of the mysterious and gripping “Little House” books. A new book called Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder released in June 2019 mentions Chris’s work many times. Libertarians on the Prairie is available in hardback and a paperback edition with a Foreword by Stephen Heuser.  Order one today.

 

Flashback: Chris appears throughout Don Bernier’s 2005 film, “In a Nutshell,” about a brilliant, eccentric artist who found herself homeless in her 90s. A clip here.

Listen to Chris tell a story at Connecticut Forest & Park Association’s wildlife story slam about running into a mama bear and her cubs.

 

Chris Woodside was born in Philadelphia into a large family at the tail end of the baby boom, grew up Princeton, New Jersey, studied American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked as a journalist for a long time. Chris edits the mountaineering and conservation journal Appalachia.  Read about her Appalachian Trail thru hike here.

 

 

Writing Workshops

Chris often teaches at writing workshops around New England. Watch this space for news of upcoming events.

New Wilderness Voices

New Wilderness Voices

Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest Christine Woodside, editor; Amy Seidl, foreword A literary celebration of the Northeast’s wild places Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting on and writing about the mountains of the Northeast. The Waterman...

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Fear of rattlesnakes

Fear of rattlesnakes

Biologist Tom Tyning scrambles up a ledge in Massachusetts, looking for rattlesnakes he will study in his lab and then return to the wild. The snakes are rare because poachers steal them and sell them illegally. (Photo by Christine Woodside) From Appalachia...

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