Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Diane Griliches at the Lebanon Library

Diane Griliches will visit the Lebanon Library on Sunday, September 7th, at 2:30 p.m. for a presentation and book signing. For those of you unfamiliar with her, Griliches is the author/photographer of the very popular An Appalachian Farmer's Story, a book which tells the story of Roy Lee Anderson, a craftsman and farmer from the Crossroads Section of Russell County, VA, in his own words.
Yes, you read correctly! In his own words. Griliches transcribed the text of the book directly from a recording of Anderson's voice. The book comes with a CD of excerpts from that recording. She, being a photographer, also snapped the black and white photos in the book.
An Appalachian Farmer's Story is available for purchase at the library. Those who already own the book may bring it to the book signing, and all are encouraged to ask Griliches to sign!
For more information on this, or any other program at the library, call (276) 889-8044.
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1 comment:

Russell County Public Library said...

Black and white photos are so compelling. People just stop and look at them; the loss of color strips away everything but the essential. And the way of life of the tobacco farmer is fading away.