ALICE WATERS & LAURIE WOOLEVER
IN CONVERSATION WITH LISA DONOVAN
A Virtual Fundraising Event
Friday, October 8, 2021 ~ 5:00 PM CST
At Humanities Tennessee, we look forward to the day when we can all gather again for the “Authors In The Round” dinner to celebrate outstanding writers and their works, while we enjoy community and a terrific meal, together.
Until then, we are thrilled to bring you a special virtual event featuring Alice Waters and Laurie Woolever in conversation with Nashville’s own Lisa Donovan. Everyone who contributes a tax-deductible gift of $50 or more will be able to join Alice, Laurie, and Lisa in the ‘Zoom Room’ for a lively conversation about their books, culinary experiences, travel adventures, and so much more!
Alice Waters is a chef and the founder/owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She has won numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal, the French Legion of Honor Medal, the Cavaliere of the Italian Republic, and three James Beards Awards. As vice president of Slow Food International and founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, she has helped bring food awareness to people of all ages all over the world.
Laurie Woolever is a writer and editor, and spent nearly a decade assisting Anthony Bourdain, with whom she coauthored the cookbook Appetites in 2016. She’s written about food and travel for the New York Times, GQ, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Dissent, Roads & Kingdoms, and others, and has worked as an editor at Art Culinaire and Wine Spectator.
Lisa Donovan has redefined what it means to be a “southern baker” as the pastry chef to some of the South’s most influential chefs, including Margot McCormack, Tandy Wilson, and Sean Brock. Unabashedly serving her church cakes and pies to finish fine-dining experiences, she has been formative in establishing a technique-driven and historically rich narrative of southern pastry. Donovan received a James Beard Award for her writing in Food & Wine, where she is a regular contributor, and she has been a featured speaker at René Redzepi’s globally renowned MAD Symposium. Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger is her first book.
Every donor and every gift has our gratitude and appreciation! Your support — 100% of your contribution — goes directly toward Festival expenses such as author honoraria, technology platforms, production, and more to ensure the 2021 online author sessions remain free-of-charge to anyone in Tennessee (or beyond) who wants to participate. And every donor who makes a gift of $50 or more will be automatically registered for the Alice Waters & Laurie Woolever event.
The event will kick-off at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 8th.
As a special thank you for your support, all gifts of $50 or more will provide entry into the ‘Zoom Room’ for the event. Donors will also receive thank you gifts (see left) from Humanities Tennessee, from a signed Alice Waters book to prize packs and specially curated packages for major gift donors contributing and investing in the Festival by donating $1,000 or more.
A Zoom link for the event will be sent Oct. 7/8 (prior to the start time) to every donor who makes a gift of $50 or more.
To make your gift through our secure electronic portal: