Thursday, March 24, 2005

Learn more about apples and how they relate to "The Botany of Desire" as Fairmont Stat's annual Celebration of the Book continues on Monday, March 28.

The discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 303 of the Education Building will focus on Michael Pollan's discussion of the apple in his book's first chapter, "Desire: Sweetness." Participants will sample various kinds of apples.

Pollan, who writes for The New York Times Magazine, is also the author of "Second Nature" and "A Place of My Own." He teaches writing in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Celebration of the Book acknowledges the book as the core of Western culture. Through its shared reading of one book, the celebration seeks to deepen the intellectual lives of people in the community and to draw them together in order to enrich and strengthen individual lives. In this, the celebration aims to renew and bolster the bonds that unite the local community and make our lives human and also to promote ongoing discussion and learning as the basis of good citizenship.

The discussion is open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the campus bookstore and online at www.amazon.com.