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An Evening with Alice Waters – National Writers Series – September 24, 2017

An Evening with Alice Waters
For those who don’t know, Alice Waters is a national culinary treasure. Her NWS appearance is the culminating event of the debut week, Local Harvest Restaurant Series, which will run Sept. 18-24 (more information is available through Tricia Phelps, Taste the Local Difference 847-809-7643).

The proto-foodie earned her chops as an early champion of food sustainability, opening the legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California in 1971 at just 27 years old. Since its inception, the restaurant has boasted locally sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients as well as an impressive clientele; among its ranks, the Dalai Lama.

In 1996 Waters planted the seeds (yes, literally) of what would become the Edible Schoolyard Project. A free lunch and food education initiative, what started with a single garden and teaching kitchen today services sixteen school districts and provides 10,000 meals per day.

A bestselling author to boot, Waters’ latest publication, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook takes readers through the tumult of the 1960s and into the formative years that led Waters to the front of the culinary vanguard. Kirkus Review described the memoir as a peek into “an almost charmed restaurant life that exhales the sweet aromas of honesty and self-awareness.”

Waters has received numerous accolades, including Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and inductee of the French Legion of Honor. In 2015, President Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal.

It’s no small luxury to have such an influential figure indulge us with savory tidbits on her activism and inspirations—a discussion certain to leave us craving more.

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September 24, 2017,  7 pm
City Opera House, Traverse City
Guest host: Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson
Event Sponsor: Cherry Capital Foods
Local Foodie Sponsor: Oryana

Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar and Morsels sweet treats. Q & A and book signing post event.


Ticketing: Call  231-941-8082, ext. 201, or stop by the City Opera House Box Office located at 106 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan.

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NWS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2018!
Battle of the Books, northern Michigan’s favorite reading tournament for area 4th and 5th grade students, is back for another round. In this year’s showdown, two finalist teams will compete for an epic prize, presented to this year’s winning team by the award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown. We can’t think of a better way to get hundreds of kids inspired about reading and writing their own books!

Battle of the Books brings 36 teams together in a quiz bowl of sorts, where the kids read ten books as a team and then show what they know about characters, plots and more. There’s a glorious prize for the winning team and many more prizes for best costume, poster, team name and more.

Peter Brown’s New York Times bestselling book, The Wild Robot, is one of the ten “battle” selections. Brown will take the stage at the final competition to award the winning team its grand prize trophy. He’ll also share insights and stories about his writing career and his fabulous books, including his newest: The Wild Robot Escapes, the much-anticipated follow-up to The Wild Robot. The Brown’s beloved robot-hero, Roz, isn’t just any old island castaway. For starters, her heart ticks in 1s and 0s. When ROZZUM 7134 was “activated” by a clan of sea otters, she found herself on a hostile island that would put her instincts for survival—and friendship—to the test. Now, Roz is back with a new set of challenges. This time, she must navigate the hazards of civilization as she tries to make her way home.

Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling books for young people and the young-at-heart, including My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not), Children Make Terrible Pets, You Will Be My Friend!, The Curious Garden, and Creepy Carrots!, which received a 2013 Caldecott Honor. His work has been made into plays, adapted into short animated films, and translated into several languages. He has received not just one, but two E.B. White Read Aloud awards for his work, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book award, and a Children’s Choice Book Award for Illustrator of the Year.

Peter BrownMar 18, 5:30pmTraverse City National Writers SeriesNWS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS 2018!
Battle of the Books, northern Michigan’s favorite reading tournament for area 4th and 5th grade students, is back for another round. In this year’s showdown, two finalist teams will compete for an epic prize, presented to this year’s winning team by the award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown. We can’t think of a better way to get hundreds of kids inspired about reading and writing their own books!

Battle of the Books brings 36 teams together in a quiz bowl of sorts, where the kids read ten books as a team and then show what they know about characters, plots and more. There’s a glorious prize for the winning team and many more prizes for best costume, poster, team name and more.

Peter Brown’s New York Times bestselling book, The Wild Robot, is one of the ten “battle” selections. Brown will take the stage at the final competition to award the winning team its grand prize trophy. He’ll also share insights and stories about his writing career and his fabulous books, including his newest: The Wild Robot Escapes, the much-anticipated follow-up to The Wild Robot. The Brown’s beloved robot-hero, Roz, isn’t just any old island castaway. For starters, her heart ticks in 1s and 0s. When ROZZUM 7134 was “activated” by a clan of sea otters, she found herself on a hostile island that would put her instincts for survival—and friendship—to the test. Now, Roz is back with a new set of challenges. This time, she must navigate the hazards of civilization as she tries to make her way home.

Brown is the author and illustrator of many bestselling books for young people and the young-at-heart, including My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not), Children Make Terrible Pets, You Will Be My Friend!, The Curious Garden, and Creepy Carrots!, which received a 2013 Caldecott Honor. His work has been made into plays, adapted into short animated films, and translated into several languages. He has received not just one, but two E.B. White Read Aloud awards for his work, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book award, and a Children’s Choice Book Award for Illustrator of the Year.
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Comedian and New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby is famous her uproarious and popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat. In her debut essay collection, Meaty, Irby laughs her way through relationships, being black, and bouts with Crohn’s disease. Meaty is being republished and is the basis for a new FX series.
Audience discretion advised.

HONESTY IS THE NEW TRUTH. SIDE-SPLITTING HUMOR!
Comedian, blogger and New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby is famous her uproarious and enormously popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat. In her 2013 debut essay collection, Meaty, Irby writes graphically about her relationships, being African American, taco feasts, her weight, bouts with Crohn’s disease, and her day job as a receptionist at an animal hospital. Her candidness and vulnerability are searingly funny and heartbreaking, borne by a voice that speaks to sexual politics, race and the pursuit of happiness.

Meaty, originally published by Giron, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as part of its Discover Great New Writers Program. It is not only being republished by Vintage and Anchor Books, it is also the basis for a new FX series, with Irby as a co-creator alongside Abbi Jacobson of Broad City and Jessi Klein, writer for Inside Amy Schumer.

Irby’s second book of essays—We are Never Meeting in Real Life—was a New York Times bestseller. Indeed, it was praised by author Roxanne Gay as “close to perfect as an essay collection can get.”

Note: This conversation is likely to be R-rated and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

An Evening with Samantha IrbyMay 11, 6:00pmTraverse City National Writers SeriesComedian and New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby is famous her uproarious and popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat. In her debut essay collection, Meaty, Irby laughs her way through relationships, being black, and bouts with Crohn’s disease. Meaty is being republished and is the basis for a new FX series.
Audience discretion advised.

HONESTY IS THE NEW TRUTH. SIDE-SPLITTING HUMOR!
Comedian, blogger and New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby is famous her uproarious and enormously popular blog, Bitches Gotta Eat. In her 2013 debut essay collection, Meaty, Irby writes graphically about her relationships, being African American, taco feasts, her weight, bouts with Crohn’s disease, and her day job as a receptionist at an animal hospital. Her candidness and vulnerability are searingly funny and heartbreaking, borne by a voice that speaks to sexual politics, race and the pursuit of happiness.

Meaty, originally published by Giron, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as part of its Discover Great New Writers Program. It is not only being republished by Vintage and Anchor Books, it is also the basis for a new FX series, with Irby as a co-creator alongside Abbi Jacobson of Broad City and Jessi Klein, writer for Inside Amy Schumer.

Irby’s second book of essays—We are Never Meeting in Real Life—was a New York Times bestseller. Indeed, it was praised by author Roxanne Gay as “close to perfect as an essay collection can get.”

Note: This conversation is likely to be R-rated and may not be suitable for younger audiences.
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