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Department of English

University of Mississippi

The Edith Baine Lecture Series presents: “All Standing: Escape from Famine.” Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Kate MilesKathryn Miles is the author of All Standing (Simon and Schuster), which details the miraculous journeys of the famine ship Jeanie Johnston, and Adventures With Ari, a memoir recounting her year as a canine naturalist. Miles has also written about subjects that include Puerto Rican street food, eel poachers, homing pigeons, and lifesavers. Her writing has appeared in publications like Alimentum, Between Song and Story, Ecotone, History Outside, Meatpaper, and Terrain, where she is also an editorial board member and regular columnist. Her recent article on the sinking of the Bounty, “Sunk: The Incredible Truth About a Ship That Never Should Have Sailed,” was named a “must read” by The New Yorker, Longform, and The Daily Beast. Her book on the same subject will be published by Penguin in 2015.

Kathryn serves on the faculty of Chatham University’s low-residency MFA program. She is the founding editor of Hawk & Handsaw: The Journal of Creative Sustainability and is a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council.  She was a professor at Unity College for 12 years, and has been a guest speaker at dozens of college and universities.

The Lecture will take place on November 20th at 7p.m at The Depot.