Laura Pritchett

Laura directs the low-residency program at Western Colorado University, where professional writers promote serious engagement with the contemporary and ever-evolving work in this field. Laura has been awarded the PEN USA Award for Fiction, the High Plains Literary Award, the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, the WILLA Fiction Award, and others. She is the editor of three anthologies, all on environmental topics, and writes regularly for magazines and Writers on the Range.


Our border with Mexico teems with contradictions

By Laura Pritchett

What I found is the volunteers here are the unsung heroes doing the real work of humanitarian aid — and who, by the very nature of what they do, often prefer to remain silent.


Telling the truth about the way we live now

By Laura Pritchett

Evonne lives in a fire lookout in Oregon, and since I meet with these graduate students on Zoom, we’ve all…

Lookout tower


Living with Evacuation, Smoke and Helicopters

By Laura Pritchett

“Wouldn’t it be a miracle if the whole damn world banded together and realized climate change was the number one priority?”

Photograph by Giorgio Trovato, courtesy of Unsplash


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