For release: October 3, 2008, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Popular food writer and journalist Trevor Corson will be the guest of the University
of Memphis’ River City Writers Series on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9 and 10. He will
read from his work and sign books Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum
Ballroom, 3050 Central Ave. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the reading. The next
morning at 10:30, Corson will conduct an interview with students in Patterson Hall,
Room 456. All events are free and open to the public.
Corson is the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Lobsters, named Best Nature Book of 2004 by USA Today, and The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice. He has written on such diverse subjects as organ transplants, Japanese Buddhism,
and Chinese politics. His work has appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic Monthly. Corson has also been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including
CBS News’ Sunday Morning and Iron Chef.
The final writer of the fall semester’s River City Writers schedule is James McBride,
bestselling author of The Color of Water and Miracle at St. Anna. He will visit Nov. 10.
The River City Writers Series is sponsored by the U of M English Department, the Creative
Writing Club, Sigma Tau Delta, the Student Activities Council, Academic Enrichment
Funds, Public Service Funds, the Hohenberg Foundation, Deborah Talbot, and Friends
of the University Libraries.
For more information, call 901-678-4692.