"Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon," a conversation about Oregonians' relationship with ocean life and products of the sea, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Oregon State University's Center for the Humanities Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis.
Food and travel writer Jennifer Burns Bright will lead the conversation.
Bright, of Port Ortford, recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon, where she researched desire in 20th-century literature, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine and Master Food Preserver certification.
The event is part of the Oregon Humanities' statewide Conversation Project. It is free and open to the public.