Michael W. Twitty Reading

10oct7:00 pm- 9:00 pmMichael W. Twitty Reading7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Join us for a reading and discussion by Michael W. Twitty.

Twitty is a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian , and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora and its legacy in the food culture of the American South. Twitty is a Judaic studies teacher from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and his interests include food culture, food history, Jewish cultural issues, African American history and cultural politics. His writing addresses food’s critical role in the development and definition of African American civilization and the politics of consumption and cultural ownership that surround it. The Cooking Gene is Twitty’s personal mission to document the connection between food history and family history from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom.

This reading is free and open to the public, and everyone is welcomed to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

This reading will be sponsored by our FSU and community partners, the list of whom will be updated soon.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Lyric Theatre

20 E. Main Street, Frostburg, MD 21532