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Children and Nature at the Wisconsin Book Festival: Every Natural Fact by Amy Lou Jenkins
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I'm very pleased to say that the Wisconsin Humanities Council has invited me to speak and read from Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting…Continue

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Amy Lou Jenkins holds an BSN and an MFA in literature and creative writing from Bennington College. She is the author of the creative nonfiction book, Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting, 2010, Holy Cow! Press. She has taught writing at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and has presented at multiple writing conferences and workshops. Selections from her manuscript have placed in Wisconsin and national contests, including The Florida Review Editor's Award in Nonfiction, Literal Latte Essay Awards, Flint Hills Review Nonfiction Award, XJ Kennedy Award for Nonfiction, and the Ellis Henderson Outdoor Writing Award. She's been published in more than a dozen anthologies including Chicken Soup, Women on Writing, The Maternal is Political, and Wild with Child. She’s also been published in of magazines, literary journals, and newspapers. She pens a quarterly column of book reviews for the Wisconsin Sierra club, and writes for websites on issues related to the environment, nature, health, parenting, and writing.
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At 2:40am on May 26, 2011, Juliet Robertson said…
Thanks for sending message about Nina Leopold Bradley to the International Group. The obituary was lovely. Such a loss.
At 7:12am on March 5, 2011, Abbie Enlund said…

You're Invited!

WI Association for Environmental Education is hosting a 2nd annual Lobby Day Breakfast at theWisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Lobby Day on
Wednesday March 16th!

Come discover how EE is part of the WLCV’s priorities and how you can support Wisconsin's Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights.

The entire event, including breakfast, is free.

Please plan to join us from 9-10am in Madison on March 16th at the Monona Terrace - Room M/Q.

Continental breakfast will be provided, plus time for networking and the opportunity to learn about the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights and how you can get involved. After breakfast, join WLCV's schedule of events.

Now is a great time for you to get involved: the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights is a non-budgetary resolution and may be just what legislators are looking for to stand behind (rather than the politically charged "budget repair" bill). However, in order to be heard above the current turmoil and get legislators' support, it's critical the EE community speaks up to say "EE in our state is important". March 16th is the only organized Lobby Day for this issue during the current legislative session, so come! Have breakfast, learn about advocacy, show your support, get involved and have fun!
Registration ends March 9th so, act now to sign up for this exciting EE opportunity!

To sign up for this special WAEE event, contact Betsy Parker at or (608) 209-2909.
To learn more about WLCV’s Lobby Day and sign up, visit:


Please forward this invitation to others who may be interested!

At 8:09am on May 24, 2010, John Thielbahr said…
Hi Amy,
Glad to be friends and happy that your book is doing so well. Thanks for all the great sharing on C&NN Connect. John
At 8:17am on May 17, 2010, Philip Martin said…
Hi, Amy, and congrats on your new book, Every Natural Fact: Five Seasons of Open-Air Parenting! Looks terrific, and since I'm in Milwaukee, too, I'm happy to help spread the news. (By the way, if you want some book-marketing tips, check out my blog for writers: The Writer's Handbook Blog. You can search for tips for book marketing, blogging for writers, etc.)
Hope that's helpful in some small way!
At 6:57am on May 17, 2010, Barb Agnew said…
Amy, I continue to work on preserving more of the County Grounds, Hope we can gather kids this summer to help make it a great place again. Need many hands for milkweed planting. Also, where can i get your book? Would love to talk, Barb
At 10:28am on December 22, 2009, Juliet Robertson said…
Welcome Amy

What a bio! Please let us know when your book is published. There's a number of author's who've signed up to this site which is great!

Best wishes
At 1:25pm on December 21, 2009, amy pertschuk said…
Welcome, Amy. Am really intrigued by the list of anthologies in your bio. "Wild with Child" sounds like a must-have. Look forward to hearing more from you on these pages.

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