Anita Verna Crofts, Associate Director of Communication Leadership, is known in the Communication building for baking a mean pie (check out her faculty video for proof). This Thursday, on National Pie Day, Verna Crofts will be leading an open discussion about connections between pie, art, and culture following a talk by Kate Lebo. Lebo, a poet, food writer, and Pie School proprietress, will share excerpts from her latest collection “A Commonplace Book of Pie.”
The event is on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at the University Bookstore. It is free and open to the public; RSVP here.
Kate Lebo writes, teaches, and bakes in the Pacific Northwest. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Gastronomica, and Poetry Northwest among other journals. She’s the author of “A Commonplace Book of Pie” (Chin Music Press) and “Pie School,” a cookbook forthcoming from Sasquatch Books in fall 2014. For more information, visit katelebo.com.
Anita Verna Crofts serves as the Associate Director of Academic Affairs for the Communication Leadership graduate program at the University of Washington. Anita is interested in the ways digital media and food build, sustain, and grow communities — in concert and on their own. As someone invested in gastroethnography, Anita writes about the intersections of food, identity, and culture.