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.
Janisse Ray will speak at Coastal Nature, Coastal Culture: Environmental HIstories of the Georgia Coast. This symposium will take place at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah from February 18-20. Janisse will speak at 3:45 PM on Friday, February 19th about Georgia Writers and the Coastal Environment. Registration options are available for the entire symposium, as well as individual days or lectures.