Iliana Regan: Fieldwork

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 6:30pm

We Welcome Iliana Regan to discuss her book Fieldwork: A Forager's Memoir. She'll be joined in conversation by poet Alison Swan.

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About the book: From National Book Award-nominee Iliana Regan, a new memoir of her life and heritage as a forager, spanning her ancestry in Eastern Europe, her childhood in rural Indiana, and her new life set in the remote forests of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Fieldwork explores how Regan's complex gender identity informs her acclaimed work as a chef and her profound experience of the natural world.

Iliana Regan is the Michelin-star chef and prior owner of Elizabeth restaurant, which she turned over to her employees in 2020 in order to run the Milkweed Inn bed and breakfast in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and experience a quieter life. In 2019 her debut memoir, Burn the Place, was longlisted for the National Book Award, the first time a food writer was listed since Julia Child won in the year Regan was born, 40 years ago. In addition to working as the chef and owner of Milkweed Inn, she recently earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alison Swan’s fifth book, A Fine Canopy (2020), was a bestseller here at Literati and recommended by LitHub, Publishers Weekly, and Orion magazine. Her first, Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes is a Michigan Notable Book. Swan, who hosts our Eco Book Club, is a Mesa Refuge alum and Petoskey Prize for Grassroots Environmental Leadership co-winner. Her love affair with wild places began in Michigan’s upper peninsula.
Event address: 
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Fieldwork: A Forager's Memoir By Iliana Regan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781572843189
Availability: Usually Available in 2-5 Days
Published: Agate Midway - January 24th, 2023