Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Read from Upcoming Work at Virginia Fundraiser

Barbara Kingsolver '77 to Read from Upcoming Work at Virginia Fundraiser

May 9, 2006

barbara kingsolver 2.jpgMay 9, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "On Saturday, May 13, Barbara Kingsolver will be at Hollins University in Roanoke to read from her forthcoming work and speak about what in this world is worth saving," reports Virginia's Rockbridge Weekly. A 1977 graduate of DePauw University, "Kingsolver's last novel, Prodigal Summer, is set in the steep mountains and narrow valleys of Southwest Virginia, where she and her family now make their home. In Small Wonder, she celebrates the virtues of knowing our place and the joys of simplifying our needs. She is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction and in 2000 she received the National Humanities Medal."

Proceeds from the event will go to Rail Solution, "a nonprofit citizens group working on sensible, sustainable transportation solutions (and) seeks to preserve the financial, environmental, and cultural integrity of surrounding communities."

The newspaper adds, "In her writing and presentations, Kingsolver blends the keen eye of the naturalist with the technique of the storyteller, the acerbity of the social critic with the hope of the activist, and the wit of the raconteur with the concern of a mother."

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A few weeks ago, Barbara Kingsolver drew a standing-room-only crowd at the North Carolina Festival of the Book. You'll find details in this previous story.