The community reading program Science Reads will kick off on Feb. 5, 2013, with a convocation with Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.
The convocation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
Four Fish is the focus of the Science Reads community reading program. The program’s goal is to encourage a book discussion based on scientific topics like over-fishing, habitat and climate change, genetic shifts, among others.
Greenberg is also the author of the 2002 novel Leaving Katya and is a regular contributor to The New York Times. He has written for National Geographic Magazine, GQ, The Times (of London), Vogue and many other publications. In the last five years he has been both a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Policy Fellow. A commentator on public radio programs including Fresh Air and All Things Considered, Greenberg lectures widely on issues of ocean sustainability.
The Science Reads program is sponsored by the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Center for Deciphering Life’s Languages, Hiram College Library, Hiram Community Trust, WKSU, Portage County District Library, Kent Free Library and Reed Memorial Library.