“Off the Road” rally w/ Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver and more

« Back to Events
Guy Mendes, Marble Creek in Summer, silver gelatin print, 16″ x 20″ 

OFF THE ROAD! is a literary and musical event to raise consciousness and benefit the Disconnectors, a grassroots group fighting the proposed I-75 Connector road, which will cut through Jessamine and Madison Counties and which opponents say will threaten the Kentucky River Palisades and wild and historic tributaries like Marble Creek and Neal’s Branch.

The evening will begin at 5:00 pm at the Ann Tower Gallery in the Downtown Arts Center with a display of photography by Guy Mendes showing the Marble Creek area. At 7:00 pm, the doors to the Lyric Theatre will open, with writers and musicians taking the stage at 7:30 pm.

The event will feature a rare public appearance by author and essayist Wendell Berry, recent recipient of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s lifetime achievement award for his steadfast promotion of the need for people to live at peace with their environment. Also appearing will be Kentuckian Barbara Kingsolver, named one of the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest,  Crystal Wilkinson, Richard Taylor, Maurice Manning, Erik Reece, Eric Scott Sutherland, Matt Duncan, the Northside Sheiks and Tee Dee Young.  Additionally, the video for the original protest song, “The Vampire Road” written and performed by Steve Broderson with Twist of Fate specifically about the proposed connector, will make its world premiere at the event.

This event has passed.
“Off the Road” rally w/ Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver and more
September 19, 2013 5:00 pm
September 19, 2013 10:00 pm
, , , , , , , , , , ,
Tim Small
859 280 2201
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Google Map
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

+ Google Calendar
We advise checking with the venues to confirm engagements before making plans. While we do our best to relay accurate and up-to-date information about local events, there are lots of moving pieces involved with the upkeep of the website and we cannot guarantee that circumstances surrounding each event are exactly as they appear on our site. Email info@tadoo.com if you notice something is amiss.