Chris Camuto

Associate Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing; Specialization: nonfiction with a focus on nature, the environment, science, travel, history and culture

Director, Creative Writing

Chris Camuto is the author of A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge, Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains, Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Time & Tide in Acadia: Seasons on Mount Desert Island. He is the book review columnist for Gray's Sporting Journal and writes the Watersheds column for Trout. He lives, literally, at Wit's End on Wolftree Farm in western Union County, an 80-acre eco-restoration project for which he is Chief Operating Peasant. He teaches nonfiction writing.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Virginia

Teaching Interests

  • Creative writing with a specialty in nonfiction
  • American and Native American literature, as well as courses that deal with nature, deep ecology and "sustainability" from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.

Current Projects and Research Interests

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

"Works & Days: A Pennsylvania Farm Journal" (nonfiction), a work-in-progress about my efforts to restore the native ecology of an 80-acre woodland farm in western Union County.

"In a Landscape: Pursuing Deep Ecology" (nonfiction), essays.

"A Town in the Mountains: Going Home to Calabria" (travel/nonfiction), a book about exploring the landscape of my Italian ancestors.

OTHER WORK

Director the 2007-2008 Humanities Institute: American Writers/American Places: Toward a Poetics and a Practice of Sustainability.

Selected Publications

Time & Tide in Acadia: Seasons on Mount Desert Island , from W. W. Norton, May 2009.

Hunting from Home: A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains ( New York: W. W. Norton, 2000).

Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997).

A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1990).