Wendell Berry, Reading & Discussion

Photo of Wendell Berry.
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 | 6:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Ave.
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United States

Wendell Berry is a conservationist, farmer, essayist, novelist and poet. He is the author of over forty books including The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture, and the well-known “Port William" series. The master of many genres, Berry’s focus on farming, community, and agricultural and ecological thinking has remained a constant throughout his work. He has farmed a hillside in his native Henry County, KY, for more than forty years.

Berry earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Kentucky, and in 1958 he attended Stanford University’s creative writing program as a Wallace Stegner Fellow, studying under Stegner in a seminar that included Edward Abbey, Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, Ernest Gaines, Tillie Olsen, and Ken Kesey.

Wendell Berry will also participate in a Panel Discussion with UC Berkeley faculty on Wednesday, October 31 at 4:00 pm in Zellerbach Hall.

This event is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Free tickets will be available at the event venue one hour before the event.