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Beginning my visiting professor year at UConn

Beginning my visiting professor year at UConn

Teaching has risen to the top of my list. I am a visiting assistant professor in journalism at the University of Connecticut this year. I will be teaching environmental journalism, the history of journalism in America ("The Press in America"), and two newswriting labs...


Christine Woodside is a writer from Connecticut who explores people’s relationship to their landscapes.

Her next book is a memoir of taking herself and her young daughters into wild places and how that completely changed her and maybe them. It comes out next year from Appalachian Mountain Club Books.

She always wondered about her grandfather who decided to leave farming after his family had done it for 200 years. So she’s writing a chapter for a new book about New Jersey’s environmental past. It will explore struggles of small farmers in southern New Jersey at the dawn of the industrial age. 

She edits Appalachia journal (submit button at the bottom of the page). 

Chris teaches at the University of Connecticut. She writes for online and print magazines and journals.  

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. She talks about limited government and the Little House books in this episode of Sean Braswell’s podcast, “Flashback.” Libertarians on the Prairie is available in hardback and a paperback edition with a Foreword by Stephen Heuser.  Order one today.


Going back in time a bit: 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.



Writing Workshops

Chris’s next writing workshop is Writing from the Mountains for the Appalachian Mountain Club, October 28-30 at Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, New Hampshire.

Libertarians on the Prairie

Libertarians on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder, left, and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, as they looked in the 1930s, when they worked on the "Little House" books Now available from your favorite outlet. Coming out in paperback in October 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the...

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