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Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture: Michael Pollan

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October 8, 2013 8:00 pm
October 8, 2013 9:00 pm
Barrett Events Office
August 14, 2013
Tempe Center for the Arts
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700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ, 85281, United States


Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture
Featuring Michael Pollan
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Lecture 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

Arizona State University’s Barrett, The Honors College presents the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecture featuring Michael Pollan, journalist and author of the best-sellers In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto and Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

Tickets for the lecture are free, but processing fees may apply.  Visit the Tempe Center for the Art’s Box Office website to reserve seats today.

For ticketing and venue questions, please contact the Tempe Center for the Arts Box Office:
Telephone: 480-350-2TCA (2822) Fax: 480-858-7710, or send an e-mail.
Everyone, including infants, must have a ticket.





Centennial Lecture Title & Abstract

Out of the Garden and onto the Plate: A Writer’s Education

In this autobiographical talk, Michael Pollan tells the story of the path his writing and thinking has taken since he first planted a vegetable garden under the (disastrous) influence of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The folly that ensued convinced him that all the great books about man and nature he had read in school haven’t prepared him –or our culture– for the practical work of acting in nature. The talk includes brief readings from several of Pollan’s books.

Visit michaelpollan.com for more information.


About the Centennial Lecture

In 1985, The Flinn Foundation established an endowment to commemorate Arizona State University’s 100th year. The gift created the ASU Centennial Lecture, and in 1989 it provided the Barrett Honors College resources to bring some of the world’s most influential intellects to campus. The Centennial Lecture has become one of ASU’s premiere events, featuring noted diplomats, scientists, playwrights and authors.


About Barrett, The Honors College

Established in 1988 and named “Best Honors College” in the nation in 2005 by Readers’ Digest, Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective residential college offering special honors courses, research opportunities, and merit scholarships to academically outstanding undergraduates at all four ASU campuses.

Visit barretthonors.asu.edu for more information.

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