Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In Dialogue With: J.B. MacKinnon

As students begin to move towards Greenest City Access to Nature project definition, CityStudio Vancouver welcomes JB MacKinnon (center) to speak with the class about his writing, as well the path from the 100 Mile Diet to his current writing and research on nature. Key stories included his experience of surviving in the for a week with only the contents of his daypack, as well as  a discussion about the main ideas in his upcoming book.

J.B. MacKinnon is an independent magazine journalist and writer. He is the author of Dead Man in Paradise (Douglas & McIntyre, 2005), which won Canada’s highest award for literary nonfiction. He is also coauthor of The 100-Mile Diet (Random House, 2007, with Alisa Smith), a bestseller that is widely credited as a catalyst of the local foods movment, and I Live Here (Pantheon, 2008, written with Mia Kirshner, Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons), a unique “paper documentary” about displaced people.

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