John Calderazzo

JOHN CALDERAZZO, a former full-time freelance writer of essays and magazine and newspaper articles, recently retired from teaching creative writing Colorado State University. He’s the author of a how-to writing textbook, Writing from Scratch: Freelancing; a children’s science book, 101 Questions About Volcanoes; and a book of travel essays, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives.

He often writes about the interrelationships of science, art, and culture. His work has been cited in Best American Stories and Best American Essays and has appeared in Georgia Review, Audubon, Orion, Witness, High Country News, Best American Nature Writing and many other magazines.

He is a winner of a Best CSU Teacher award and a creative writing fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. In retirement he teaches scientists and scholars to use traditional storytelling techniques to communicate better with the public and decision makers.