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This Land is Your Land Event

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on This Land is Your Land Event

This Land is Your Land Event

On November 28, Futurewise.org director Chris Wierzbicki will be in conversation with Jack as part of an evening of poetry, reading, and music by Big Red Barn at Nectar in Spokane. The attached poster has all the details.

Read Jack’s essay on the Powell’s Bookstore blog page

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Read Jack’s essay on the Powell’s Bookstore blog page

https://www.powells.com/blog/category/original-essays

Interview with Jack about The Dreamer and the Doctor from the Spokesman-Review

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Interview with Jack about The Dreamer and the Doctor from the Spokesman-Review

Read an interview with Jack about The Dreamer and the Doctor from the Spokesman-Review

 

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/oct/27/spokane-author-jack-nisbet-turns-his-focus-to-john/

Columbia Conversations interview with Felix Banel of the Washington State Historical Society

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Columbia Conversations interview with Felix Banel of the Washington State Historical Society

Listen to a Columbia Conversations interview with Felix Banel of the Washington State Historical Society that touches on Jack’s approach to writing about a regional landscape, his recent award of the Robert Gray medal, and his books from Sources of the River to The Dreamer and the Doctor.

 

The Washington State Historical Society has awarded the Gray Medal, its highest honor, to Jack Nisbet.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The Washington State Historical Society has awarded the Gray Medal, its highest honor, to Jack Nisbet.

The presentation will take place at the society’s annual luncheon on September 22nd.

 

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David Douglas’s Nine Lives

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in News | Comments Off on David Douglas’s Nine Lives

On May 24 at 7 pm at the Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, author Jack Nisbet will provide a free public presentation titled “David Douglas’s Nine Lives” on how Douglas managed to stay alive while he was in the Northwest, what his collections mean to us today, and what really might have happened at the scene of his death.

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Steptoe Butte Bus Trip

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Steptoe Butte Bus Trip

Join Jack Nisbet for a journey back in time to the iconic lookout of Steptoe Butte. We will visit the site of the Coplen Brothers’ 1876 mammoth find, talk about the flora and fauna that lived here during the last Ice Age, and walk the flower-strewn slopes of Steptoe on a spring afternoon.

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Publications

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Publications

The Spokane River

This spring the University of Washington Press will release a wide-ranging anthology on the Spokane River edited by Paul Lindholdt. It will include an essay by Jack on the Spokane House fur trade post

for more information, go to

http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/LINSPO.html

 

The Dreamer and the Doctor

Jack’s newest effort, which traces the unlikely saga of John and Carrie Leiberg, will be out this October from Sasquatch Books.

John was a prospector and naturalist who published landmark investigations from all over the Intermountain West in the late nineteenth century. Carrie was a practicing physician who kept a much lower profile, but made a habit of appearing at the nexus of social and public health issues of her time. Full of surprising twists and turns, the Leiberg story resonates forward with a decidedly human glow.

“A Taste for Roots” Presentation at Sandpoint Community Hall

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on “A Taste for Roots” Presentation at Sandpoint Community Hall

Jack will be in Sandpoint to speak about biscuitroots to the Native Plant Society on Saturday morning, January 27.

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