9 2019

Michael Twitty at the College of Charleston

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

College of Charleston TBD

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The College of Charleston's Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program and Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture proudly present Michael Twitty in conversation with Marcie Cohen Ferris.

Michael W. Twitty is an African-American and Jewish writer, culinary historian,[1] and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene, published by HarperCollins/Amistad, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year as well as the category for writing. The book was also a finalist for The Kirkus Prize in nonfiction, the Art of Eating Prize and a Barnes and Noble New Discoveries finalist in nonfiction.

Marcie Cohen Ferris is a professor in the Department of American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include Southern history and culture--particularly the foodways and material culture of the American South, the history of the Jewish South, and American Jewish identity and culture.

Sponsor: Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture, Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program