Writer-activist Janisse Ray campus visit & reading
Janisse Ray, a writer and environmental activist, will read from her work at Georgia Southern University. The reading will take place on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), room 1005. The reading is free and open to the public.
Ray–a writer, naturalist and activist–has authored four books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. She serves on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Unity College in Maine in 2007. Ray won a Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry in 2011, a Southeastern Booksellers Award for Nonfiction in 1999, an American Book Award in 2000, the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Award for Outstanding Writing in 2000 and a Southern Book Critics’ Circle Award in 2000. Her Ecology of a Cracker Childhood was a New York Times Notable Book and was chosen a Book All Georgians Should Read.