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: 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg, FL, 34748 | Authors: Janisse Ray
Janisse Ray will keynote at the 5th Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival at the Venetian Gardens on October 14-16.
There will also be a special dinner with Janisse Ray and fellow keynoter Eric Draper on the evening of October 15th at the Lakeside Inn. Tickets are priced at $37.