Alumni Book Discussion with Silas House
April 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
Join your fellow Berea alumni in an upcoming Discussion with Silas House, author of Lark Ascending.
Silas House Hon. 2019 holds the NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea. He is the nationally bestselling author of novels—Clay’s Quilt, 2001; A Parchment of Leaves, 2003; The Coal Tattoo, 2005; Eli the Good, 2009; Same Sun Here (co-authored with Neela Vaswani), 2012, and Southernmost, 2018—as well as a book of creative nonfiction, Something’s Rising, co-authored with Jason Howard, 2009; and three plays.
A riveting story of survival and hope, set in the not-too-distant future, about a young man forced to flee the United States and seek refuge across the Atlantic.
“In Lark Ascending, Silas House casts an irresistible spell, conjuring a near future that is both familiar and unbearable, illuminating the brutality and suffering that our own thoughtless age seems determined to invoke. But Lark Ascending is not merely, or even mainly, a tale of pain and grief. This beautiful book is shot through with such tenderness and humanity, such love and courage and beauty and hope, that it feels almost like a prayer.” —Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations
Join Silas House and moderator Chad Berry on April 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET for this conversation. Please note, you must pre-register in order to receive meeting details.