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Food, Memoir, and Narrative: The Story Only You Can Tell

Date and Time: 
March 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Admission is free and open to all.

The William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, Room 200 (Hewlett 200)
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Earth Systems Program, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences-Office of Multicultural Affairs, Earth Systems Environmental Communication Program, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford Storytelling Project

Veronica Chambers is a a four-time New York Times best-selling author who specializes in creativity and collaboration. In this talk, she’ll discuss her James Beard award-winning collaborations with chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Eric Ripert and her most recent cookbook project, Between Harlem and Heaven which she co-wrote with Harlem chefs JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls. She’ll also talk about the Earth Systems class she is teaching at Stanford this quarter, "Environmental and Food System Journalism," and how food writing can open the door to explorations of culture, history and identity.

Speaker Biography: Veronica Chambers is a prolific author and journalist, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl, the young adult novel The Go-Between, and the New York Times bestseller Yes Chef, which was co-authored with chef Marcus Samuelsson. She is the editor of The Meaning of Michelle: 17 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own. She was a culture writer at Newsweek, an editor at the New York Times Magazine and the founding editor of Condé Nast’s Glam Latina. She was a 2017-18 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, and is currently a lecturer in the Earth Systems Program in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. Author website at