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Global Lunchbox: Freda Love Smith on Food, Writing, Music, and Politics (Northwestern)

When: Friday, January 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry  


Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join us for the Global Lunchbox series, a weekly conversational forum hosted by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies featuring work-in-progress by members of the Northwestern community.

Freda Love Smith is a lecturer and advisor for undergraduates in the Department of Radio/Television/Film. Her teaching and research interests include food media and the music industry. Her book, Red Velvet Underground: A rock memoir, with recipes, came out in 2015. She has published stories about food and music for Paste Magazine, Talkhouse, and Newcity.

Freda has worked in the recording industry for over twenty years as a drummer, performing with indie rock bands the Blake Babies, Antenna, and The Mysteries of Life, and she currently plays with the Sunshine Boys. She has a master’s in creative writing from Nottingham Trent University and will complete an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction at Northwestern in 2020.


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