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Keene is Reading: An Evening with Author Mark Kurlansky

KEENE, N.H., 3/15/10 - Mark Kurlansky, author of this year’s Keene is Reading book Cod, will speak on Wednesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Colonial Theatre in Keene.

Kurlansky is the New York Times-bestselling author of many books, including The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Survival in Gloucester, America’s Oldest Fishing Port and Most Original Town; The Food of a Younger Land; and our Keene is Reading selection for this year: Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. He is the winner of a Bon Appétit American Food and Entertaining Award for Food Writer of the Year, and the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award for Food Book of the year, as well as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

This event, sponsored by the Keene is Reading Program, is free; no tickets are required, but reservations are requested. To reserve a space, please call 603-352-2033 or stop by the Colonial Theatre box office.

The Keene is Reading Program (formerly known as the Keene State College Summer Reading Program) is rooted in the idea that becoming a more engaged and productive reader is among the most meaningful outcomes of a college education. The program furthers Keene State College’s mission of building relationships that emphasize creative and critical thinking and a passion for learning, and fosters intellectual engagement and lifelong learning with members of the local and regional community.

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