Best-selling Author Silas House Named Keynote Speaker at Carnegie Center Books-in-Progress Conference

Silas HouseSilas House, an award-winning writer and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Chair in Appalachian Studies at Berea College, will speak at the 2017 Literary Luncheon in Lexington, KY on June 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. The farm-to-table lunch, hosted by the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, will take place in downtown Lexington’s Gratz Park (the Carnegie Center’s backyard). House will conduct an intimate conversation and be available afterwards for a book signing. The Literary Luncheon is part of the Carnegie Center’s 2017 Books-in-Progress Conference, slated for June 8-10.

House is a best-selling author whose work frequently appears in The New York Times. He is a former commentator for NPR and his work has been widely published in journals and magazines. An international lecturer, he is highly regarded as one of the major writers of the American South.

For more information about registration and ticket pricing, please visit the event page on the Carnegie Center’s website.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.