Time: March 11, 2012 from 5pm to 7pm
Location: Bijou Theatre
Street: 803 South Gay Street
City/Town: Knoxville, Tennessee
Website or Map: http://knoxbijou.com
Event Type: music/literary, concert, fundraiser, ($25.00/person)
Organized By: Lindquist Environmental Appalachian Fellowship (LEAF), a non-profit, non-denominational fellowship of Tennesseans whose faith leads them to take action for Tennessee's environment. LEAF works to support passage of pending TN Scenic Vistas Protection Act.
Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2012
Renowned author, Barbara Kingsolver, and Grammy-award winning singer, Kathy Mattea, will combine their talents to present an evening of song and spoken word that celebrates their shared Appalachian heritage and casts a spotlight on mountaintop removal mining, a controversial practice that has destroyed over 500 mountains across Appalachia and presents a looming threat to Tennessee's mountains on the Cumberland Plateau.
Barbara Kingsolver has been named one of the most important writers of the 20th century by Writer's Digest. Her novel, The Poisonwood Bible, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Other works include: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, and The Lacuna. In 2000, Kingsolver was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the art.
Kathy Mattea has won two Grammys and has twice been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association. Her recordings intertwine Celtic, gospel and bluegrass influences with the folk and acoustic music that have always served as her artistic anchor. Her most recent CD, the Grammy-nominated Coal, celebrates the culture of Appalachia.