Just got our tickets today.... looking forward to a night out on the town !
The 2010 Slow Food Portland Writers Night
Wednesday 03.10.2010, Doors at 6:00 PM, Starts at 7:00 PM, $25, $20 for Slow Food Members., All Ages
This year Slow Food Portland moves their popular Writers Night to March to coincide with Maine Restaurant Week. Come join us for an evening of engaging food writing and delicious food from Maine’s land and sea. This years lineup covers Apples, Mushrooms, Moonshine and the influence of food on a local economy. The menu will be provided by Lee Farrington chef/owner of the much anticipated Figa Restaurant, 249 Congress, who will incorporate both apples amd mushrooms (among the other tasty reources of Maine) in her offerings. Writers Night is an evening full of delicious food, fascinating readings and, this year, an opportunity to sample the food of a soon to open restaurant.
The featured writers this year include local talent and regional authors with newly released books:
• Greg Marley, mycologist from Rockland, and author of Mushrooms for Health, Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi.
• John Bunker, renowned Maine apple expert, head of Fedco Seeds tree division and author of Not Far From the Tree, A Brief History of the Apples of Palermo, Maine.
• Max Watman, journalist from upstate New York, and author of the upcoming Chasing the White Dog, An Amateur Outlaw’s Adventures in Moonshine.
• Ben Hewitt, journalist and farmer from Vermont whose upcoming The Town That Food Saved, How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food chronicles the life of Hardwick, Vermont.