Filmmaker and novelist Ruth Ozeki will present the lecture “Delectable Fictions, Debatable Foods,” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
The lecture, presented in conjunction with the 2012 ethics theme, “Food and Hunger,” is sponsored by the Center for Literature and Medicine and the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.
Ozeki is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist. Her first novel, My Year of Meats, is a tale about global meat and media production, telling the story of two women on opposite sides of the planet connected by a cooking show. Ozeki’s second novel, All Over Creation, shifts from meat to potatoes in a story of a family farmer, his prodigal daughter, an itinerant gang of environmental activists, and a New Age corporate spin doctor, whose lives collide in Idaho. Both of her novels engage with contemporary food controversies, specifically, meat processing and genetically-modified foods. Ozeki will be speaking about the role that fiction plays within these public debates