Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is a seed-saver, seed-exchanger, and seed-banker, and has gardened for twenty-five years. She is the author of several books, including The Seed Underground, Pinhook and Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a New York Times Notable Book. Ray is on the faculty of Chatham University's low-residency MFA program, and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She has won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry, a Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction, an American Book Award, the Southern Environmental Law Center Award for Outstanding Writing, and a Southern Book Critics Circle Award. She attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia with her husband, Raven Waters.
Location: Georgia College & State University, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville, GA, 31061 | Authors: Janisse Ray
Janisse Ray will be at Georgia College for the academic conference "Flannery O'Connor & Other Southern Women Writers," which is taking place September 17-19. Ray is the creative keynote speaker for the conference, and will be speaking at 8PM on September 19th. The registration fee for the conference is $99 if purchased before August 17th, and is $150 if purchased after August 17th.
Location: 895 Catherine T. Sanders Road, Reidsville, GA, 30453 | Authors: Janisse Ray
Join Janisse Ray for a long weekend workshop at Red Earth Farm in Reidsville, Georgia from October 9-11. Heres a chance to write and study writing on a beautiful and authentic farm. Days begin with a country breakfast and proceed into classes on literary nonfiction, metaphor, scenes, and publishing. Includes field trips and all food. Cost to attend ranges with a sliding scale of $275-350.
Location: Auburn University Student Center, 255 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL, 36849 | Authors: Janisse Ray
On October 17-18, Janisse Ray will be at the Auburn Writers Conference, an annual gathering of writers and readers. This year the conference's subject is "Literary Harvests: Creativity and Sustainability," and will be focusing on the enduring intersection of words and the dirt they grow from.
Location: Crooked River State Park, 6222 Charlie Smith Sr Hwy, St. Marys, GA, 31558 | Authors: Janisse Ray
Janisse Ray will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Sierra Club Retreat, taking place October 23-25. The retreat will include chapter-led activities, as well as a range of other self-led activities. On-site lodging will be in tents, though other off-site lodging in St. Mary's is also available. The camping option is $115, the hotel option is $95 (for a 2-night stay), and the conference (including meals) is $95.