Bestselling author and journalist Michael Pollan has spent 30 years writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the environment. He’s been a New York Times bestselling author and a contributing writer to many publications. Chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2010), Pollan is also a professor and lectures widely on food, agriculture, and health.
Pollan will be discussing his latest book, “How To Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.” A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs, and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences.
A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries. Tickets can be purchased by members starting August 8th and by the general public August 15th.