Writer, naturalist, and activist Janisse Ray is the author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of nature poetry. <em>Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,</em> a memoir about growing up on a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast, was published in 1999. Her other books include <em>Wild Card Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home </em>(2003), which focuses on rural community;<em> Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land </em>(2005), the story of a 750,000-acre wildland corridor between south Georgia and north Florida; <em>Drifting into Darien </em>(2011), a personal and natural history of the Altamaha River; and <em>The Seed Underground</em> (2012), a nonfiction book on open-pollinated seeds.
Funding provided by the Beanstalks Fund.
Q&A with the Author, Friday, April 22, 11 am, Hollins Room