Friday, April 22, 2016
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $48 / $32 / $25 Student
Critically acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver will host an Earth Day conversation at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville with all proceeds to benefit the grassroots community organizing work of Virginia Organizing. One of Virginia’s best loved writers talks about art and the land that inspires her.
Barbara Kingsolver grew up in rural Kentucky, earned degrees in biology, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985. She has lived in England, France, the Canary Islands, and Tucson, Arizona, before moving to a farm in southwest Virginia where she currently resides with her family.
Barbara’s books include: The Bean Trees, Homeland, Holding the Line: Women in the Great Arizona Mine Strike, Animal Dreams, Another America, Pigs in Heaven, High Tide in Tucson, The Poisonwood Bible, Prodigal Summer, Small Wonder, Last Stand: America’s Virgin Lands, with photographer Annie Griffiths Belt, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, The Lacuna, and Flight Behavior. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and have been adopted into the core literature curriculum in high schools and colleges throughout the nation.