Nicholas is the founder of The Writer’s Workshop and teaches travel writing classes, Seattle writing classes and other courses. He’s the author of The Storms of Denali (University of Alaska, Chicago presses, 2012) On Sacred Ground: The Spirit of Place in Pacific Northwest Literature (U.W. Press, 2003), At the Field’s End: Interviews with 22 Pacific Northwest Writers (U.W. Press, 1998), Contemporary Ecofiction (Charles Scribner’s, 1996) and Beyond Risk: Conversations with Climbers (Mountaineers, 1993). He contributes to Newsweek, Gourmet, Saveur, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sierra, The Wine Spectator, Commonweal, Image and many other places. He designed and taught in the University of Washington Extension’s Narrative Nonfiction Program and has been a visiting instructor at the North Cascades Institute, Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program.
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