Research leads Kingsolver to a date before an audience in Sweet Briar, Va.

The 2013 Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum at Sweet Briar College featured a reading and conversation with Barbara Kingsolver March 21 and 22. While doing research for her novel Flight Behavior, Kingsolver interviewed Sweet Briar professor of biology Lincoln Brower extensively. Brower is known internationally for his research into and expertise on the Monarch butterfly. The important encounter led to planning for the March event.