UW-Madison: “In Defense of Food” author visits UW-Madison

CONTACT: Sara Guyer, (608) 263-3706, [email protected]

MADISON – Author Michael Pollan will address the campus and community in a pair of events at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this week, during a visit that’s part of the Go Big Read common reading program.

Pollan’s book, “In Defense of Food,” is the selection for this year’s program and he will deliver a free lecture at the Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St., on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. to discuss the book.

Pollan, a well-known writer, has passionate defenders and critics for his views on the modern American food system, diet and health.

Pollan will also be part of a panel discussion with faculty and alumni from a range of fields in the Union Theater at the Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., on Friday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. More information on Pollan and the Go Big Read program is available at http://www.gobigread.wisc.edu.

Both events will be live-streamed through the Wisconsin Alumni Association Web site at http://uwalumni.com/GoBigRead