Brews + Prose: Kristin Ohlson & David Young
May 7, 2013 | 7pm
The Brews + Prose series at Market Garden Brewery features a unique literary experience where audiences can drink local microbrews while listening to local masterpieces. Join us the first Tuesday of every month to find out why literature is better with beer. Each event will feature two authors of different genres, and each reading will run for about thirty minutes. Authors' books will be sold on site.
Kristin Ohlson is the author of the memoir Stalking the Divine, which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Nonfiction Book Award in 2004, and a co-author of the 2007 New York Times bestselling Kabul Beauty School. She has also been a freelance journalist for 25 years, publishing articles or essays in the New York Times, Salon, Smithsonian, Utne, Discover, Gourmet, Oprah and many other print and online publications. Ohlson has written on topics ranging from proton decay to the problems of formerly incarcerated women to bluebird restoration efforts. She has a special interest in science and food (everything that happens before it lands on our plates), and just finished a book for Rodale Press tentatively titled, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Ranchers are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming (2014). She lived in Cleveland (and loved it) for many years but now lives in Portland, Oregon.
David Young is well known as a poet, translator, scholar and editor. His most recent publications are Field of Light and Shadow, Selected and New Poems (Knopf, 2010), Language Behind Bars: Paul Celan's Sprachgitter (Marick, 2012), and Imagining Shakespeare's Pericles, A Story About the Creative Process (XLibris, 2011). Retired from teaching, he helps edit FIELD, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and the books from Oberlin College Press.