Wendell Berry Fills the House and Enters the Hall of Fame, Working, Challenging, Encouraging On His Way
I have reasons and intentions to be grateful for Wendell—and for the marvelous Carnegie Center—every day. But one important feature stood out last night. Wendell, who could have simply said a graceful "Thank you," instead came with a carefully prepared and delivered challenge to the writing royalty of Kentucky who packed every nook of the building: be in conversation with each other and with the public about this Commonwealth. Fill a present vacuum by creating public dialogue if you want your work to make more of a difference.
We heard him. We'll see. Thank you, Wendell Berry, and thank you, Carnegie Center.