To Benefit Virginia Organizing
On April 22, 2016, author Barbara Kingsolver will host an Earth Day conversation to discuss the inspirations that have shaped her writing. All proceeds will support Virginia Organizing, a state-wide grassroots organization working to bring long-term, sustainable change to Virginia through a commitment to social justice. The event will begin at 7:00 pm at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville.
From the Paramount Theater’s website, describing a few of Kingston’s honors:
Kingsolver was named one of the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest, and received the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts. The Poisonwood Bible was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Orange Prize, won the national book award of South Africa, and was 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 2011, Kingsolver was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.