Sierra Harvest is thrilled that one of the premier writers and thinkers on sustainable food systems is coming right here to our town in two weeks!
We hope you can join us there, and be sure to stop by our table!
The Center for the Arts and BriarPatch Co-op present
An onstage conversation with Michael Pollan
followed by audience questions and a book signing.
Friday, November 8, 8:00PM at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley
Question and Answer moderated by Beth Ruyak
Johnny Woolman and the Wombats performing from 7:00 to 8:00PM
$45 Center & BriarPatch members
Buy tickets online at the Center for the Arts website.
- Pollan was named to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
- In 2009 he was named by Newsweek as one of the top 10 “New Thought Leaders.”
- A contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine since 1987, his writing has received numerous awards:
- he was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in 2009 for best essay;
- he received the James Beard Award for best magazine series in 2003;
- the John Burroughs prize in 1997 for best natural history essay;
- the QPB New Vision Award for his first book, Second Nature;
- the 2000 Reuters-I.U.C.N. Global Award for Environmental Journalism for his reporting on genetically modified crops;
- the 2003 Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Award for his writing on animal agriculture;
- the 2008 Truth in Agricultural Journalism Award from the American Corngrowers Association;
- the 2009 President’s Citation Award from the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and
- the 2009 Voices of Nature Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
His essays have appeared in many anthologies, including Best American Essays (1990 and 2003), Best American Science Writing (2004), the Norton Book of Nature Writing, and The New Kings of Non-Fiction, edited by Ira Glass. In addition to publishing regularly in The New York Times Magazine, his articles have appeared in Harper’s Magazine (where he served as executive editor from 1984 to 1994), National Geographic, Mother Jones, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, Vogue, Travel + Leisure, Gourmet, House & Garden and Gardens Illustrated, among others. In 2009, he appeared in a two-hour PBS special based on The Botany of Desire as well as in the documentary, Food Inc., which received an Academy Award nomination.
In 2003, Pollan was appointed the John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and the director of the Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism. In addition to teaching, he lectures widely on food, agriculture, health and the environment.
Michael Pollan, who was born in 1955, grew up on Long Island, and was educated at Bennington College, Oxford University, and Columbia University, from which he received a Master’s in English. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife, the painter Judith Belzer, and their son, Isaac.