Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Kentucky Authors Mountaintop Removal Tour

hi readers, as I am a big Wendell Berry fan I was glad to learn of this...

Kentucky Authors Mountaintop Removal Tour

Wendell Berry and Silas House are leading a tour of mountaintop removal sites in eastern Kentucky on April 20 and 21 for more than a dozen Kentucky authors.

STORIES FROM THE MOUNTAINS: presentations from coalfield residents about the impacts of mining on their homes, families and communities - Wednesday, April 20, 7 p.m. at Hindman Settlement School. A program featuring stories from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth members will help the authors understand the daily consequences of coal mining and the true cost of coal borne by all Kentuckians.

KENTUCKY AUTHORS READINGS and REFLECTIONS - Thursday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Posey Auditorium on the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond. The concluding activities of the authors tour will take place at EKU as part of their Earth Days in the Cumberlands series of events. At this event the authors will read from their works and share reflections on their mountaintop removal tour.

AN EVENING WITH KENTUCKY AUTHORS - Thursday, April 21 at 5-7:30 p.m., at the EKU Center for Appalachian Studies Center (300 Summit Street) in Richmond. This is an informal gathering with the authors with a chance for us to thank them for their concern for the earth. There will again be readings and sharing of reflections. This is a fundraiser for KFTC and Kentucky Riverkeeper.Authors participating in the Thursday events include: Wendell Berry, Mary Ann Taylor Hall, Bob Sloan, Kristin Johannsen, Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Silas House (afternoon only), Ed McClanahan, Bracelen Flood, George Brosi (afternoon only) and others.