Bill Belleville’s Speaking Engagements

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on September 26, 2010

Bill Belleville’s essay (“What Happens When We Lose Our Sense of Place?”) has just appeared in the current issue of the award-winning quarterly “Oxford American” magazine.

The theme of the current issue is “The Future of the South”, and Bill will join the editors and other writers in a symposium on that theme at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 5. The event is keynoted by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. (More info: www.OxfordAmerican.org).

Bill will give another presentation on sprawl and “sense of place” for the Winter Park Library’s Lifelong Learning Institute at the library on Thurs., Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bill will read excerpts of essays from his forthcoming UPF book “Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost & Found in the State of Dreams.”

On the following day, Oct. 15, Friday, Bill will give the keynote luncheon address to the annual conference of the Florida College English Association. The FCEA, which focuses on unity and diversity in literature, language, and creative writing, is being held at Rollins College in Winter Park. Other speakers include poet and professor Carol Frost, and U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

Bill’s essay “In with the Ixia” has just appeared in the newly-released anthology “Bartram’s Living Legacy: The Travels & the Nature of the South”, edited by Dorinda G. Dallmeyer for Mercer University Press. (available in both cloth and soft cover with full color landscape art by Philip Juras).

More info: www.BillBelleville.com

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