Good news! We have confirmed that we will be screening The Seer, Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell’s amazing new documentary about the life and work of Wendell Berry. The screening is tentatively set for Friday afternoon, on the first day of Walker Percy Weekend. If you’re getting to town early, you’re in for a treat. More details on the screening as they become available.
I’ve also heard from Nicole Rizkallah, from Phoenix, who is coming back for her second festival, and bringing lots of friends. She’s put together a Percy seminar for anybody who’s interested in joining (they have seven people signed up at the present moment, I think). This is not an official festival event, but free event organized by festival attendees, which I think is cool. Here’s the schedule:
FRIDAY, JUNE 310:30 AMRosedown Plantation Visit, St. Francisville2:00 – 4:00 PMDYSTOPIA AND THE ACIDS OF MODERNITY SEMINAR“[We] live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.” – Walker PercyLocation: TBD (around St. Francisville)Seminar ReadingsThe Last Gentlemen, Walker PercyHealth is Membership, Wendell BerryA Statement of Principles, John Crowe RansomSuggested ReadingsBenedict Option FAQ, Rod DreherSex, Economy, Freedom, and Community, Wendell BerryFUN Suggested ReadingsBourbon Neat, Walker PercyQuestions They Never Asked Me So He Asked Them Himself, Walker PercySUNDAY, JUNE 510:30 AM – Mass, Our Lady of Mount CarmelEarly Afternoon – New Urbanism Field Study at Chappapeela, Ken Bickford
You interested in participating? E-mail Nicole at xavierfellowsprogram — at — gmail — dot — com.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the festival! There are plenty still available, but they sold out long in advance of the 2014 and 2015 festivals. If things go this year as they have in the past, there will be a huge rush as we get closer to the date. We had people who waited too long begging us to sell them tickets, but we couldn’t. Don’t be one of those people.
New WPW t-shirts just in, and on sale at The Conundrum bookstore in town (since last year’s festival, we now have a bookstore!).
UPDATE: You can order Walker Percy Weekend t-shirts online, through the festival website!