Friday, March 23 from 10:00am to 11:30am

Tess Taylor and Karen Washington discuss the intersection of farming and verse.

Tess Taylor (Work & Days) and Karen Washington (Letters to a Young Farmer) discuss the intersection of farming and verse, and the connections that may be made through food and writing.

Why should you attend?

“Taylor spent a year working on a small farm in the Berkshires, and her collection takes its lead from Hesiod’s ancient farmer’s almanac of (just about) the same title. As one would expect, the relationship between the writer and the green and growing world is central to this patient book, and Taylor quietly derives as much sustenance from the uncertainties of that bond as from its renewal.” —New York Times Book Review

“Farmers growing food for their communities, grown with sustainable practices and sold at farm stands and nearby farmers markets—this is a trend we all must support for the health of the land and ourselves. [Letters to a Young Farmer] is a wonderful tribute to those who have volunteered to take hold of the future and nurture it.” —Edible Communities

This event is part of the 2018 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.