Cultivating Readers: Celebrating Food Literacy Month

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Cultivating Readers: Celebrating Food Literacy Month
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Cultivating Readers: Celebrating Food Literacy Month says
See what’s cooking at this evening celebrating local food, local authors, writing and community! Socialize with chefs and food organizations, then join a discussion with chefs on the authors on the ways we talk about – and build community around – food. Special guest: First Lady Trudi Inslee, First Lady of the State of Washington. Brought to you by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Western Washington), Readers to Eaters, and The Seattle Public Library.

Tarik Abdullah, Chef and Educator, DJ and a Cook Pop Up Series
Lois Brandt, author of “Maddi’s Fridge” (picture book)
Bridget Charters, Director, Hot Stove Society, Tom Douglas Restaurants
Rebekah Denn, freelance food writer for the Seattle Times
Kelly Jones, author of “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer” (middle grade novel)
Edouardo Jordan, Chef/Owner of Salare Restaurant
Kate Lebo, author of “Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter”
Philip Lee, Publisher at Readers to Eaters
Sara Nickerson, author of “The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose & Me” (middle grade novel)
Katherine Pryor, author of “Zora’s Zucchini” (picture book)

The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. in the SirsiDynix Gallery with exhibits and demonstrations from local food organizations.

The main presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Microsoft Auditorium, with opening remarks from Trudi Inslee, First Lady of the State of Washington.

Books will be available to purchase from Secret Garden Books.

Exhibitors (6 to 7 p.m., SirsiDynix Gallery, Level 1):
Cascade Harvest Coalition
King County EcoConsumer
PCC Healthy Kids
Pike Place Market Food Access Project
Pure Food Kids Foundation
Readers To Eaters
Seattle School Nutrition Services
Slow Food Seattle
Tom Douglas Restaurants
Washington Library Association
Washington Library Media Association
Washington State Farmers Market Association
Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network
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By: The Seattle Public Library