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Author Janisse Ray to present ‘Our Earth, Our Money, Our Selves’ Sept. 25

Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, winner of the 2000 American Book Award, will speak at WKU’s campus at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Recital Hall of the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center.

Ray’s presentation, titled “Our Earth, Our Money, Our Selves,” will explore the relationship between economics and the environment.

Ray serves on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She is the recipient of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Southern Environmental Law Center Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment for her memoir.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Book sales will follow the event, and Ray will be available for signatures.

Contact: Gender and Women’s Studies, (270) 745-6477.

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