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Ruth Nolan

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Ruth Nolan, M.A, is Professor of English at College of the Desert, where she teaches California desert Indian literature and creative writing. A native of the Mojave Desert and former BLM wildland firefighter, she is also a writer and lecturer whose poetry and prose articles related to the California desert are widely published. She is also editor of No Place for a Puritan: the Literature of California's Deserts (Heyday, 2009). As a writer, she collaborated on a film about Joshua Tree, "Escape to Reality: 24 hrs @ 24 fps," produced the UC Riverside California Museum of Photography (2008). She was a featured speaker at the 2010 Western Wilderness Conference held in Berkeley, and is featured on the 2010-11 California Legacy “Nature Dreaming” radio project, sponsored by Santa Clara University.