Amy Stewart, the award-winning author of five books on the pleasures and perils in the natural world, will give a talk:
A Wicked Evening with Amy Stewart
Friday, May 11, 2012
Eliot Chapel at the downtown Portland Unitarian Church
1011 SW 12th Avenue.
Admission is $10*
Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or can be purchased at the door.
*Free for PSU students with current ID.
Stewart's books include three New York Times bestsellers: Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers; Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities; and Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects. Her next book, The Drunken Botanist, about "the dizzying array of plants that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol," is due out in 2013.
About Amy Stewart
Stewart lives in Eureka, California, where she and her husband own an antiquarian bookstore. She is spending this spring in Portland as the inaugural Tin House Writer-in-Residence at Portland State University, where she is teaching a nonfiction writing workshop.
About the Writer-in Residence Program
PSU's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program is partnering with Tin House, the Portland-based international publishing enterprise, to establish this new residency, which will bring a nationally known writer to Portland each spring to teach in the MFA program, work with Tin House, and do a public presentation.