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Student Essays and Poems on Food

To Consider Food as a Written Art Form is to Consider a Central Part of What it Means to be Human
February 15, 2011
Press Release #11-037


 Students taking the ‘Books that Cook’ course, offered at both St. Mary’s College of Maryland and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, will  read their food-related works during a collaborative Writers Harvest reading at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, in Montgomery Hall, room 25. These parallel courses are taught by associate professors Jennifer Cognard-Black (St. Mary’s) and Melissa Goldthwaite (St. Joseph’s), co-editors of Words Rising: An Anthology of American Food Writing, which will be published later this year. This event is a fundraiser for Share Our Strength, a D.C.-based organization that fights child hunger. Recommended donation $5.

Writers Harvest readers will share menu poems, recipe recollections, and food fiction that considers practices of food creation and consumption across the globe. This event is presented by the VOICES Reading Series and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.




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