On Monday, September 26 the Friends of the Library will be hosting a reading by Janisse Ray.
The reading will take place at the Appling County Public Library at 7:00 p.m. with a book signing afterwards.
Ray will be reading from her newest book, Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River. Published by the University of Georgia, Drifting into Darien tells of the author’s week long journey and transformation that occurs on the Altamaha. Books will be available for purchase after the reading.
Janisse Ray is a naturalist and activist originally from Baxley, Georgia. She is most well-known for her non-fiction books such as Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, but recently published her first book of poetry, House of Branches, which won the Southern Booksellers Award for Poetry for 2011. She is currently a faculty member of Chatham University’s MFA program and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.
For more information about the author and a full list of her works, check out her website at http://janisseray.weebly.com/. If you have any questions about the reading, please contact the Appling County Public Library at (912) 367-8103.