https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/63cac8c440ced4ba51fcde08 Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Food, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual
In this online ethnomycological expedition from West Africa to the Caribbean to the United States, we'll discuss traditional uses of and attitudes towards mushrooms, from myths to recipes to fungal fruiting bodies as sustainable food sources in these regions.
Maria Pinto is a Boston-area writer, mushroom enthusiast, and educator. She teaches for the literary non-profit GrubStreet, reads fiction for Peripheries Journal, and has been awarded fellowships by the Vermont Studio Center, The Writers' Room of Boston, The Mastheads, and Garret on the Green. Her work has appeared in publications like Frigg, Necessary Fiction, and Cleaver. She’s currently working on a book of lyric essays about mushrooms and hidden histories.
This program is brought to you by the Nutrition Lab at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library. To attend, please register here.