André Gallant – Lecture, Reception, and Book Signing Event

André Joseph Gallant, author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster, will be in Savannah for a talk and book signing, beginning with a reception at 6:15 p.m. in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus. Gallant’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m.The program is open to the public, and admission is free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email mike.Sullivan@skio.uga.edu.Gallant is an independent journalist whose writing has appeared in Oxford American, Gravy, Bitter Southerner, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Modern Farmer, Southern Cultures, Atlanta Magazine, and Civil Eats. He is the founding editor of Crop Stories, a literary journal exploring farm culture in the American South. He lives in Athens, Georgia.There once was a time when Georgia dominated the oyster harvest and canning industry. However, Georgia oystering was slowed by environmental and economic shifts. Today, a group of scientists and oyster farmers are working to revive the state’s oyster industry. Their storyis profiled in Gallant’s book, A High Low Tide, published this fall by the University of Georgia Press.Gallant uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers. With A High Low Tide he places Georgia, as well as the South, in the national conversation about aquaculture, addressing its potential as wellas its challenges.Brett Anderson, a James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurant critic and food writer, says, “A High Low Tide belongs on the short shelf of essential literature of the beguiling bivalve. It is also a modern story of the South’s eternal struggle to preserve its past—andhow aquaculture, of all things, brought disparate people together to dojust that.”The event is sponsored by The Book Lady Bookstore, the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Coastal WildScapes, the University of Georgia Press, and the Willson Center as part of the Skidaway Institute’s Evening @ Skidaway Series.

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 5:00pm

UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus @ 10 Ocean Science Cir, Savannah, GA 31411, USA

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Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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