I have given talks on student debt, environmentalism, roaming rights, my book Walden on Wheels, and my Keystone XL expedition (as told in my second book Trespassing across America). I have co-presented with environmentalist Bill McKibben in Middlebury, Vermont. I have given talks at numerous colleges, high schools, conferences and events. I have appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS This Morning, LA Times video chat, Fox Business Channel, CBC News, and others.

If your high school, college, group, or bookstore is interested in hosting me as a speaker, please send an email to me at spartanstudent@gmail.com. I am available for writing workshops, keynote addresses, and general speaking engagements. I am happy to talk to book clubs and high school classes over Skype, free of charge.

Jump to:

  • Albany

  • Arkansas Literary Festival

  • Appalachian State

  • Bates

  • Bryn Mawr

  • Chadron

  • Colby

  • Colgate

  • College of the Holy Cross

  • Donnelly

  • Drake

  • Duke

  • Endicott

  • Franklin and Marshall

  • Franklin Pierce

  • Hamilton

  • Hampden-Sydney

  • Harvard

  • Haverford

  • Haystack Book Festival

  • High Point

  • Iona

  • Kenyon

  • Lycoming

  • MacEwan University

  • Mansfield

  • Marietta

  • Middlebury

  • Morningside

  • Mount Mercy

  • Muhlenberg

  • Nature Conservancy

  • New England College

  • North Central

  • NYU

  • Paul Smith’s College

  • Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida

  • Rider

  • Rosemont

  • Rutgers

  • Salve Regina

  • Scranton

  • Skidmore

  • Smith

  • Story Catcher Writer Workshop (Summer 2017)

  • SUNY Buffalo

  • Susquehanna

  • The New School

  • Thoreau Farm

  • Tufts

  • UC Northern Colorado

  • UConn

  • U of I Urbana-Champaign

  • U of I Springfield

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of Southern Maine

  • Vilnius Lithuania

  • Wake Forest

  • West Chester

  • Western Michigan

  • Wigtown Scottish Book Festival

  • Woody Guthrie Center


My high school talks include:

  • Phillips Exeter

  • Proctor Academy, Germantown Academy

  • St. Edward

  • Little Rock Central High

I have also spoken at many bookstores.

I have given talks at colleges and events, including: