Posted - February 15, 2011
Foraging in Tennessee Mountains Topic of Presentation by Kathy Whitson
march 2 - 3:15 pm - melick library
Eureka College English professor Kathy Whitson will present “Thought for Food: Reflections on a Month of Foraging” at 3:15 p.m. March 2 in the Gammon Room at Melick Library, Eureka College. The presentation is part of the Faculty Colloquium Series. It is free and open to the public.
Whitson will read from her essay that recounts her time foraging in the mountains of east Tennessee last summer.
“I learned to identify and eat from the wild, and I was daily reminded that I was dependent upon the fruitful and generous gifts of nature,” Whitson said.
Whitson also encountered the history and culture of her ancestors who migrated out of Appalachia more than 100 years ago. She is writing a work of fiction based on her ancestors’ experiences.
The presentation is the third of four colloquium presentations by Eureka College faculty members this academic year. The final presentation will be “Imposing Order on Urban Chaos: Urban Capital in the Novels of Henry James” by Provost Philip Acree Cavalier at 3:15 p.m. April 6 in the Gammon Room at Melick Library.
For more information, contact colloquium coordinator Scott Hemmenway at (309) 467-6333.
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