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Nature Writer Wendell Berry To Give Two Presentations Sept. 23

Sept. 15, 1999 -- Poet, novelist, essayist and farmer Wendell Berry, one of Americas’s most revered philosophers of the land, will be a visiting writer at the University of Virginia’s Brown College Sept. 22-25 and will give two public presentations Sept. 23.

A former 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.

On 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 public.

"My 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.

Berry will meet with students informally and in classes during his visit to the residential college.

Berry 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.

For additional information please contact Brown College at (804) 924-3312.

Contact: Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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