Writing and Civil Disobedience


Poet and environmentalist Wendell Berry is joined by journalist Bill McKibbenin a conversation about writing and civil disobedience.  Both men follow in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, using the power of the word and acts of civil disobedience to defend fragile ecosystems and preserve threatened communities from degradation. PEN-New England honors Wendell Berry with its Howard Zinn “People Speak” Award.

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Recorded October 20, 2011



4 Responses to “Writing and Civil Disobedience”

  1. The program was excellent and inspiring. Will you get a video up online soon and post the link? Thank you.

    Posted by Sage | October 21, 2011, 11:16 am
  2. This was rebroadcast on KQED today; it’s been 3 years.
    I cannot conceive a ‘time’ when this fine essay is more topical, important–maybe even Necessary? Matters have only worsened since.

    What’s the decision on its availability now, please.

    Posted by Ashton Brown | November 30, 2014, 11:11 pm
  3. Loved hearing the presentation on the radio and would like to share it..pleas do post it for all to enjoy. Thanks, TB

    Posted by Trudi Brenner | December 1, 2014, 12:49 pm

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