Michael Pollan is touring extensively for "In Defense of Food," at bookstores and lecture halls all over the country. His website has a complete list of appearances.
I've been invited to interview him publicly about the book on February 7 as part of a fundraiser for Slow Food Solano and the Solano County Library Foundation. (The organizers asked Carol Ness of the Chronicle first, and she demurred, suggesting me instead. Thanks, Carol!)
There's lots I want to ask him, but I'd love to hear your suggestions for questions. After our discussion, there will be an audience Q&A session and Pollan will sign books. I'm hoping to record the whole thing and turn it into a podcast, if he's OK with that.
The event will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, 1010 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville (which is about an hour's drive northeast from San Francisco). Tickets are $20 to $35 (Slow Food and SCL members get $5 off) and are available online, by phone (707) 449-6217, or at the box office. The venue seats 500.
Image credits: Pollan by Alia Malley, Powell by Bart Nagel.