Start: 6:00 pm
Co-sponsored by CUESA Coming early for a reception with Ferry Plaza Farmers Market refreshments! Wenonah Hauter is the executive director of Food & Water Watch, but she also runs an organic family farm in Northern Virginia that provides healthy vegetables to over five hundred families in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Despite this, as one of the nation’s leading healthy food advocates, Hauter believes that the local food movement is not enough to solve America’s food crisis and the public health debacle it has created. In Foodopoly ($26.95), she takes aim at the real culprit: the massive consolidation and corporate control of food production, which prevents farmers from raising healthy crops and limits the choices that people can make in the grocery store.Wenonah Hauter has worked and written extensively on food, water, energy, and environmental issues at the national, state, and local levels. She owns a working farm in The Plains, Virginia.
Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm
Enrollment is Limited - Register EarlyTuesdays: Jan. 22 - Mar. 5 (no class Feb. 19) • 6:30-9:00 pm • $350 Don George’s six-week Intensive Travel Writing workshop is patterned on a graduate school creative writing program. The primary emphasis is on the craft of travel writing. Students read and critique writing assignments each week in class. Assignments progress from a few paragraphs to full-length articles, with the goal of writing publishable-quality pieces. George’s workshop also looks at the marketing of travel articles. Students learn to research stories, write query letters and work with editors. Don George is the former travel editor of the S.F. Chronicle-Examiner and was previously the global travel editor for Lonely Planet guide books. He is also the chairman of the annual Book Passage Travel, Food & Photography Conference.
Start: 7:00 pm
Good Prose ($26.00) explores three major nonfiction forms: narratives, essays, and memoirs. Co-authors Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd draw candidly, sometimes comically, on their own experience—their mistakes as well as accomplishments—to demonstrate the pragmatic ways in which creative problems get solved.Like Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, this book is a succinct, authoritative, and entertaining arbiter of standards in contemporary writing, offering guidance for the professional writer and the beginner alike. Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Strength in What Remains, My Detachment, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Tracy Kidder lives in Massachusetts.