Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum

This event is free and open to the public.

Barbara Kingsolver

March 21, 2013 | 8 p.m.
Murchison Lane Auditorium - Babcock Fine Arts Center
To reserve your free Will Call tickets, email [email protected].  


Barbara Kingsolver was named one the most important writers of the 20th century by Writers Digest. In 2000 she received the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. Critical acclaim for her books includes multiple awards from the American Booksellers Association and the American Library Association, among many others. The Poisonwood Bible was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Orange Prize, and won the national book award of South Africa, before being named an Oprah Book Club selection. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle won numerous prizes including the James Beard award. The Lacuna won Britain's prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010. In 2011, Kingsolver was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work.

Sweet Briar’s Waxter Forum is funded by Julia Baldwin Waxter, a Sweet Briar alumna, and her husband, Bill. The series presents lectures focusing on environmental issues and concerns that affect today’s world.

For more information about this event, please contact Robert Alexander, SBC professor of environmental studies, at [email protected] or (434) 381-6451.

Barbara Kingsolver
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