Writer, activist Janisse Ray in Winterville on Monday

Janisse Ray

Environmental writer and activist Janisse Ray is coming to Winterville.

 

Ray, a naturalist and activist as well as an award-winning author, will speak at the Winterville Center for Community and Culture at 7 p.m. Monday. A book-signing and reception with light refreshments will follow.

Free and open to the public, Ray’s appearance is sponsored by the Friends of Winterville Library and the Winterville Library, which received a grant from Friends of Georgia Libraries for Ray’s appearance.

The Winterville Center for Community and Culture is at 371 North Church in Winterville, in the renovated building that was once Winterville High School.

Ray is one of the state’s most recognized authors and was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2015. She received the Southern Environmental Law Center’s 2017 journalism award for an article on coal ash published by the Bitter Southerner.

Her six books include “Wild Car Quilt: Taking a Chance on Home,” “Pinhook: Finding Wholeness in a Fragmented Land” and “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,” her first and best-known book.

For more information, call (706) 742-7735 or visit wwww.athenslibrary.org/winterville.

 

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