. John Tallmadge | Exploring Nature, Culture, and the Human Journey
The creator loves pizzaz. - Annie Dillard

Readings & Talks

As a visiting author, I offer dynamic presentations, stimulating discussions, and interactive, experiential activities for groups. I work with audiences of any size, from small seminars or classes to large public gatherings. I specialize in readings, keynotes, public lectures, and campus visits.
Content is drawn from my scholarly and creative work and formatted to meet your particular needs. Recent topics include: creative sustainability, John Burroughs’ vision of local nature, practicing wildness in the city, learning from nature on campus, and the counter-pastoral impulse in American literature.
A campus visit can include any combination of class meetings, faculty or student workshops, informal meetings with students, a field trip, a public lecture and/or a reading.

Recent Events

Keynote Addresses

Belmont University Symposium on Nature and the Human Spirit
John Burroughs Association
Environmental Education Council of Ohio
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Campus Visits

Antioch New England Graduate School
Bennett College
Cincinnati State College
Christopher Newport University
Earlham College
Grand Rapids Community College
Green Mountain College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Middlebury College
Pennsylvania State University
Saint Olaf College
SUNY Oneonta
University of Nevada Reno
University of Vermont
Vassar College
Washington and Lee University
Winthrop University

 visit the calendar for a full list of this year’s events





Schedule a Reading or Talk

My base rates reflect time, distance, and format. We negotiate a final rate that takes into account the type and extent of activities as well as your organization’s size, budget, and mission.  
To discuss your needs and schedule a visit, please call 513-681-0944 (weekdays, 9-5 Eastern time) or email info@johntallmadge.com