Diane invites listeners to join a discussion of “Hannah Coulter” by Wendell Berry. Hannah is an old woman who has experienced much loss but has never been defeated. Hannah is a twice-widowed mother of three. She finds herself reflecting on her childhood, her loves and loss, her children, and her beloved Kentucky farm life. Wendell berry is a renowned poet, author, essayist and farmer. He has set many of his stories, including this one, in the fictional town of Port William. “Hannah Coulter” is the story of the ties that bind a community.


  • The Right Reverand Jane Holmes Dixon Retired Episcopal Bishop of Washington, Pro-tempore.
  • Jason Peters Professor of English at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, editor of "Wendell Berry: Life and Work."
  • Andrew Wingfield Associate Professor in George Mason University's New Century College, the Director of Mason's BA program in Environmental & Sustainability Studies and author of the short story collection, "Right of Way."

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