FROM THE BLOG

October 24, 2022

Cheap Land Colorado Book Tour

The days of the virtual book tour are behind us—I’ll be speaking and signing books in person at these wonderful places in coming weeks. Please stop by and say hello.

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May 17, 2022

New book on the way

My new book about life off-grid in Colorado’s San Luis Valley comes out this fall, and I’m super excited about it. Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge describes the unusual people who choose to live on that beautiful, lonely prairie…

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July 18, 2019

Off-grid

For the past couple of years I reported “The Last Frontier,” the cover story of the August 2019 issue of Harper’s Magazine. It’s a tale of alienation and ingenuity, politics and […]

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January 18, 2018

The price of dignity

My latest article is “The Strike That Brought MLK to Memphis,” in the January 2018 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Dr. Martin Luther King came to Memphis to support striking sanitation […]

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March 28, 2017

IN A SEMINAR (DENVER)

    To book an appearance, please email Jodi Solomon Speakers, or call them at (617) 266-3450.

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March 28, 2017

Reading and Q&A

MARCH 28, 2017, 7:00 PM Reading and Q&A Connecticut College, New London, CT To book an appearance, please email Jodi Solomon Speakers, or call them at (617) 266-3450.

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February 28, 2017

Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Reading

FEBRUARY 28, 2017, 7:30 PM Frank B. Hanes Writer-in-Residence Reading University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   To book an appearance, please email Jodi Solomon Speakers, or call them at […]

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February 23, 2017

Talk & Book Signing

FEBRUARY 23, 2017, 7:30 PM Talk & Book Signing [words] Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040   To book an appearance, please email Jodi Solomon Speakers, or call them at […]

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February 20, 2017

Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist

FEBRUARY 20, 2017, 4:30 PM Thinking Like a Social Scientist, Writing Like a Journalist Rutgers University, Alexander Library, Teleconference Lecture Hall, 169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901   To […]

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February 8, 2017

Shane Bauer in Conversation with Ted Conover

FEBRUARY 8, 2017, 6:30 PM Shane Bauer in Conversation with Ted Conover NYU Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Sq., 7th fl Common, New York, NY 10003   To […]

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December 1, 2016

Reading and Q/A on Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep

DECEMBER 1, 2016, 6-8 PM Reading and Q/A on Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep Meg Cohen Design Shop, 59 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012 To book an appearance, […]

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November 22, 2016

“Lecture and Q&A” Gerard van Westerloolezing of the Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek

NOVEMBER 22, 2016 “Lecture and Q&A” Gerard van Westerloolezing of the Stichting Verhalende Journalistiek (Initiative for Narrative Journalism in the Netherlands) Amsterdam, Netherlands   To book an appearance, please email Jodi […]

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November 20, 2016

Keynote: Danish International Media Festival

NOVEMBER 20-21, 2016 Keynote: Danish International Media Festival Fagfestival ’16, Odense, Denmark   To book an appearance, please email Jodi Solomon Speakers, or call them at (617) 266-3450.

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November 17, 2016

Reading and Q/A with Harper’s editor James Marcus on Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep

NOVEMBER 17, 2016, 7:00 PM Reading and Q/A with Harper’s editor James Marcus on Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave, New York, NY   To […]

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October 23, 2016

Getting Immersed

My new book, Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep, is just out. It’s about the kind of writing I’m best known for, where the writer learns by placing himself […]

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August 13, 2016

Going Off-Assignment

For years journalists were taught to leave themselves out of the story. Often that’s still a good idea, but in other cases there is an untold story-behind-the-story that is well […]

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February 13, 2016

In a lecture (Los Angeles)

  “Ted has a way of talking about big topics such as prisons, immigration, and infrastructure with engaging stories that captivate everyone in the room.”— James Walsh, student, Boston College […]

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September 16, 2015

Creatures Great & Small

When I became a USDA meat inspector, I was puzzled that my supervisors were veterinarians. People didn’t head to vet school to oversee slaughter, did they? I started talking to […]

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