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Lectures

This seminar features round table discussions with Robert LeLeux, Molly Birnbaum, Georgia Pellegrini, Suzannah Lessard, Judith Jones and Mimi Sheridan as well as interviews with:

  • Diana Abu-Jaber, novelist and author of the memoir, The Language of Baklava
  • Nora Ephron, journalist, film maker and memoirist whose first novel, Heartburn, set the stage for the national conversation about food, themes that are echoed in her film Julia & Julia as well as in recent memoirs I Hate My Neck and I Remember Nothing
  • Carolyn Forche, a poet, author of Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness, editor of Creative nonfiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs (Story Press, 2001) and frequent contributor to Saveur Magazine
  • Gael Greene, restaurant critic and author of the acclaimed autobiographical novel Blue Skies No Candy and the memoir, Insatiable: Tales from a Life of Delicious Excess
  • Gabrielle Hamilton chef/owner of Prune in New York City and the author of Blood, Bones & Butter
  • Madhur Jaffrey, the actress, cookbook author and author of the acclaimed memoir Climbing the mango trees; a memoir of a childhood in India
  • Ruth Reichl, author of the memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort me with Apples and Garlic and Sapphires
  • Calvin Trillin, essayist, humorist, poet and food writer, whose hungry eye and ceaseless travels around America for The New Yorker Magazine informed personal histories such as American Fried, Alice Lets Eat and Third Helpings,which were recently collected in The Tummy Trilogy
  • Molly Peacock, poet, the co-founder of Poetry in Motion project and editor of the collection of essays by memoirists called Private I: Privacy in a Public World

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