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Janisse Ray

Janisse RayMeet Janisse Ray, one of America's finest environmental writers, who will read from new work, sharing the podium with her friend Holly Haworth. Ray is the author of the memoir Ecology of a Cracker Childhood and several volumes of non-fiction. This spring she is the Louis Rubin Visiting Writer at Hollins University. Ray writes about longleaf pines, rural community, seeds, climate, bogs, and healing. Haworth is an East Tennessee native. Her works have appeared in the Oxford American, Orion and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She has reported on mushroom foraging, ancient fossils, native mussels, cricket song and long-distance train rides. She received the Middlebury Fellowship in environmental journalism. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library.

Cost: Free for Everyone

Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.

  • All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
  • All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.

For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant tbryant@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey mmunsey@vhcc.edu (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts

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