FPR turns 10 years old this year. To mark the occasion, we’ll be gathering on September 14, 2019 at the University of Louisville to discuss Wendell Berry’s vision and legacy. We’ll also be handing out copies of the inaugural issue of Local Culture: A Journal of the Front Porch Republic.
Please register to attend and join us for what promises to be a rich day.
9:00 Welcome, Gary Gregg, Director of the McConnell Center
- Jake Meador, Community in an Orphaned World: Belonging in a Time of Rootlessness
- Eric Miller, Creating a Current: Wendell Berry and the Fellowship of the Word
- Jeff Bilbro, Convocation: Burley Coulter and the Membership
11:00-12:30 Farms and Households
- Susannah Black, Front Porch and Empire: Political Authority and the Blessings, and Limits, of Limits
- Gracy Olmstead, “It Takes a Village”: Why the Nuclear Family Is Insufficient for Agricultural Sustainability
- Jason Peters, “Who Started the Fight?”: The Farm and the Language of Particularity
1:30-3:00 Wendell and Mary Berry in Conversation
- Wendell Berry and Mary Berry
3:15-4:30 Empire and Law
- Caleb Stegall, Obedience to the Unenforceable: Is Port William Lawless?
- Bill Kauffman, “Where Have They Gone?” Wendell Berry on War and Peace
Concluding Remarks, Mark Mitchell, FPR President