‘An Evening with Wendell Berry’ Nov. 3 in Freeport
From press release
FREEPORT, Ill.—Wendell Berry, the author of more than 40 books of essays, fiction and poetry about nature and the values of healthy rural communities, will be the “imagined guest” at the next public meeting of the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society at 7 p.m., Nov. 3, in Freeport.
Two local “thespians”—Dick Harmet and Ed Risinger, Audubon Society members who reside in Jo Daviess County—will recreate an interview with Wendell Berry that first appeared in The Sun magazine. This interview will provide a succinct and intriguing glimpse of the famous author and thinker.
In real life, Berry farmed a hillside in his native Henry County, Ky., for almost 50 years. He has been called a “prophet” by the New York Times. His strong positions on sustainable agriculture, life in rural communities and the dangers of industrial agriculture have earned him an enthusiastic and broad audience.
“An Evening with Wendell Berry” is open to the public at no charge. The presentation will be at St. John United Church of Christ at 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
For more information, check the local Audubon Chapter’s Web site at nwilaudubon.org.
From the October 28 – November 3, 2009
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