Singing Pines: Writing Stories that Sustain Us

February 11, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to study for a full day with distinguished writer Janisse Ray, author of many award-winning books, including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. In her workshops, she builds in plenty of time all day for you to be writing, and intersperses the writing with mini-lectures, brainstorming, handouts, sharing sessions, and small-group interactions. . You will leave inspired to spend time at your desk, working toward your dream, armed with new ideas and contacts. This workshop includes lunch from the Blue Palmetto Cafe.

Writer, naturalist and activist Janisse Ray is author of six books. She holds an MFA from the University of Montana, and has been awarded two honorary doctorates, one from Unity College in Maine and the other from LaGrange College in Georgia. In 2015 she was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Her work has been translated and published in France and Turkey. She lives in rural southern Georgia.

Janisse attempts to live a simple, sustainable life on a farm in southern Georgia, where she is an organic gardener, seed saver, tender of farm animals, and slow-food cook. She lives with her husband, Raven Waters, and adolescent daughter.

She lectures widely on nature, community, agriculture, wildness, sustainability and the politics of wholeness. She is at work on a book about her long-time friendship with the late Georgia naturalist Milton Hopkins, as well as a collection of essays about rural farm life in the 21st Century.