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Crystal Wilkinson Joins Berea Community

Crystal Wilkinson, author of “Blackberries, Blackberries” and “Water Street” will be a writer-in residence from April 5 until April 30, 2004.

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Wilkinson will speak to various groups, visit classes, and teach in the women studies department.

In addition, on Wednesday nights, she will offer a non-credit writing workshop from April 14 until April 28, 2004, that will take place from 6 until 8 p.m.

Wilkinson is a Kentucky native who grew up in Casey County, and her literary work centers on themes of the Afrilachian experience. Wilkinson Wilkinson’s month long experience in Berea is a part of an ACA event. The event includes Wilkinson teaching at Lindsey Wilson during February and Cumberland College during March.

Boone Tavern will host a celebration on May 1, 2004, to highlight Wilkinson's work on college campuses during this semester long event.

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