Noted feminist scholar and author bell hooks converses with writer and UA Professor of English Fenton Johnson on their shared Kentucky roots, “writing home” and away from home, the influence of faith and spirituality in their work and much more.
|Where:||Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)|
|When:||Sun, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
|Signing area:||Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)|
|Genres:||Current Issues / Politics / Social Science, Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction|
Author bell hooks is the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is....
Fenton Johnson was born ninth of nine children into a Kentucky whiskey-making family of storytellers. His latest book, a collection of essays titled "Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays," was selected for the Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature and was published by Sarabande Press....