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Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Discuss 'Healthy Food, Local Farms' at Kentucky Conference

October 14, 2006

Barbara Kingsolver 2005.jpgOctober 14, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Bean Trees and The Poisonwood Bible, will be the keynote speaker at a day-long conference called 'Healthy Food, Local Farms,' on October 28 at Bellarmine [University]," reports the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky. "Also speaking will be noted Kentucky author Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson, president of the Land Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes more sustainable farming methods," adds the newspaper.

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DePauw Logo White.jpgAt a Virginia charity fundraiser last month, Kingsolver read from her upcoming book, due to be released in May 2007. Read more here.

The bestselling author also recently contributed to the book, My Father Married Your Mother: Writers Talk About Stepparents, Stepchildren, and Everyone In Between.