Posted by William Nunnelley on 2012-03-05

“Something seriously has happened to a community when people quit telling local stories and start talking about what they see on television,” celebrated writer Wendell Berry told Birmingham News columnist Martin Swant. Berry spoke at Samford University Feb. 27 as this year’s lecturer of the Thomas and Marla Corts Distinguished Authors Series. Use the following link to read Swant’s March 4 Op-Ed piece in The News. Among other thoughts Berry shared: “If you can read and have more imagination than a doorknob, what need do you have for a ‘movie version’ of a novel?”

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.