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Friday, October 12 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Kickoff Keynote

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Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect and the everyday moral dilemmas that ensue. His previous books include bestsellers such as The Omnivore’s Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, and Cooked. Now Pollan has turned his discerning eye from our stomachs to our minds. His latest work, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, is one of the most talked-about books of the year. Not the sort to write about something he hasn’t experienced, Pollan’s research included doses of LSD, psilocybin, and Sonoran Desert toad venom. Although Pollan doesn’t advocate the recreational use of psychedelics, he is persuasive on the therapeutic possibilities. Join us to kick off Boston Book Festival 2018 with a mind-expanding interview with Michael Pollan. Meghna Chakrabarti, host of WBUR and NPR’s On Point, will guide us on this magical mystery tour of the world of psychedelics. A not-to-be missed happening.

Note that this event is now SOLD OUT. If any additional tickets become available, they will be sold at the door for $10 CASH ONLY beginning at 7pm on 10/12/2018.

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Meghna Chakrabarti

Meghna Chakrabarti serves as host and editor of On Point from NPR and WBUR. She is the former host of Radio Boston, WBUR’s acclaimed weekday show with a focus on news, in-depth interviews with extraordinary people, and analysis on broader issues that have an impact on Boston and... Read More →

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan has made a career reporting on food and the environment. He is the author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, and nearly a dozen other books about food, gardening, and psychology. The Omnivore’s... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Old South Sanctuary 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, USA