Books & Booties: The Art of Loading Brush by Wendell Berry

Date: 01/22/2024
Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Kick off your winter boots and gather round a roaring fire in the Great Hall as we discuss The Art of Loading Brush: New Agrarian Writings by Wendell Berry. Berry’s profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this new gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens. Our communities are as endangered as our landscapes. There is, as Berry outlines, still much work to do, and our daily lives—in hope and affection—must triumph over despair.

This text is made up of three essays and four fictional short stories. For the purpose of our discussion, we will read the essays which span pages 1-175. It is not necessary to have read the book to come for the discussion. Registration below is appreciated but not required. This program is in partnership with the Norfolk Land Trust and the Norfolk Church of Christ Green Team.

The Art of Loading Brush is available through Inter Library Loan. Contact Front Desk Circulation at 860-542-5075, ext. 2 for assistance in reserving a copy.


Registration is closed for this event.