Writer Wendell Berry To Give Two Presentations Sept. 23
Sept. 15, 1999 -- Poet, novelist, essayist
and farmer Wendell Berry, one of Americass most revered philosophers
of the land, will be a visiting writer at the University of Virginias
Brown College Sept. 22-25 and will give two public presentations
English professor at the University of Kentucky, Berry has worked
a farm in Henry County, Ky., since 1965. His 32 books, which include
the landmark environmental work, "The Unsettling of America:
Agriculture and Culture" (1977), have chronicled his search
for a life deeply connected to his community and to the land.
Sept. 23 Berry will give a talk at 10 a.m. at the Ivy Creek Natural
Area, located on Hydraulic Road. At 8 p.m. he will read from his
work at the U.Va. Bookstore. Both events are free and open to the
work has been motivated," Berry has written, "by a desire to make
myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen
place." An organic farmer, he deplores the replacement of diverse
small farms with corporate agribusiness, saying it has ravaged both
the soil and the nation.
will meet with students informally and in classes during his visit
to the residential college.
has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller
Foundation, and has received numerous awards for his work, including
one from the National Institute and Academy of Arts and Letters
and, most recently, the T.S. Eliot Award.
additional information please contact Brown College at (804) 924-3312.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856