An Evening with Wendell Berry

Guy Mendes 

We are excited to announce that Mr. Wendell Berry, a noted novelist, poet, farmer, and essayist (and recipient of the 2012 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize), will be joining us at our 2017 Winter Regional Conference to read an original story. 


When: Friday, January 20th, 2017  |  8 pm


Where: The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky


Tickets: Tickets to this reading are included with the registration to the conference, but the event is also open to the public, although space is very limited. To register click here (or click the button to the right). 


Note: Please note that, at Mr. Berry's request, there will be no formal book-signing. 


About Mr. Berry: Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1956 and continued on to complete a master’s degree in 1957. In 1958, he received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Berry has taught at Stanford University, Georgetown College, New York University, the University of Cincinnati, and Bucknell University. He taught at his alma mater, the University of Kentucky from 1964-77, and again from 1987-93.

The author of more than 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Wendell Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1962), the Vachel Lindsay Prize from Poetry (1962), a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship (1965), a National Institute of Arts and Letters award for writing (1971), the Emily Clark Balch Prize from The Virginia Quarterly Review (1974), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award (1987), a Lannan Foundation Award for Non-Fiction (1989), Membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers (1991), the Ingersoll Foundation's T. S. Eliot Award (1994), the John Hay Award (1997), the Lyndhurst Prize (1997), and the Aitken-Taylor Award for Poetry from The Sewanee Review (1998), The National Humanities Medal (2010), and others. His books include the novels Jayber Crow (2001) Hannah Coulter (2004), the essay collections Citizenship Papers (2005) and The Way of Ignorance (2006), and Given: Poems (2005), all available from Counterpoint. 

He lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky.

 

Photo credit: Guy Mendes