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Lee University: Intercollegiate Symposium on Wendell Berry

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

On February 18-19, 2022, Lee University’s Center for Responsible Citizenship will host its 6th Annual Symposium on Civic Virtue and Thought. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Persons and Place: Wendell Berry and the Weight of Love,” which will explore the importance of human connection and locality through Wendell Berry’s writings. This intercollegiate symposium brings together students, faculty, and alumni from Lee and several regional colleges for a two-day conversation on how ties to family and community can offer direction to the modern world.

The symposium will include discussion seminars and a keynote by David Kern. Mr. Kern is the owner of Goldberry Books in Concord, N.C., and the director of Goldberry Studios, which produces several popular literary podcasts, including Close Reads and The Daily Poem. He has also served as multimedia director for the CiRCE Institute, which provides training and resources in classical education throughout North America. Discussion seminars will cover Mr. Berry’s novel “Hannah Coulter,” along with several of his poems and essays.

Friday, February 18, 2022 • 5:30 PM EST
Johnson Lecture Hall, Room 104 • Lee University

Mr. Kern’s keynote lecture is free and open to the public.

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David Kern is the owner of Goldberry Books in Concord, N.C., and the director of Goldberry Studios, which produces several popular literary podcasts, including Close Reads and The Daily Poem. He has also served as multimedia director for the CiRCE Institute, which provides training and resources in classical education throughout North America.

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The Center for Responsible Citizenship at Lee University promotes interdisciplinary conversation on the elements of a flourishing political community. In a time fraught with conflict and confusion about Christian engagement in the world, it hopes to highlight the need for moral and civic virtue as the foundation for political life.

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