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Come celebrate and mingle with Spoonwiz writers, contributors and artists at Montalvo’s Final Friday Series. The event is also presented in association with the San Jose Modern Art Museum as part of the South Bay festival of food and arts. 

Join us for a "community table" reading and conversation about the future of food writing followed by Montalvo's gallery opening.

6:00 pm Mingle (Light noshables)
6:30 pm Spoonwiz Panel Reading + Discussion (Eat.Think.Dream)
7:30 pm Montalvo Gallery Opening (Mountains in My Spoon)

Panel Discussion: Join our very own award-winning author and founder of Andrew Pham for lively readings and a “community table” panel conversation about eating local, thinking global, and the future of food and wine writing. Moderated by Lisa Catherine Harper (co-editor, The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage), our speakers include: 

Paul Reidinger, former restaurant critic SF Bay Guardian
Greg Dicum, 
author, The Pisco Book
Paul Einbund, 
Beverage Director, Frances restaurant
Kathryn Kefauver, 
founder, Oh Veg at
Amber Turpin, 
food writer, artisan baker and contributor to
Nicki Richesin, 
freelance writer (Sunset, 7×7, DuJour) and editor of 4 anthologies, including Crush

Lisa McNamara, Los Angeles based food writer and contributor to

Gallery Opening: Celebrate Montalvo’s opening of Mountains in My Spoon with the participating artists in the Project Space Gallery. Featuring photography, video, installation and social sculpture, Mountains in my Spoon celebrates Lucas Artists Program Fellow’s exploration of food ─ the experience of eating together, the work of those who nourish us, the role of food in fostering wellbeing, and the complex political relationship we have with what we eat. Participating artist Sita Bhaumik will serve chai tea and ice cream will be available for purchase.

There will be magazine and book tables displaying works by local writers (Catherine Segurson, Catamaran and Thy Tran, Asian Culinary Forum to name a few) and plenty of opportunities to connect with the writers themselves.

The event is FREE. Wine and delicious culinary morsels will be prepared by local artisan food makers and available to sample and purchase. Bring cash!

Parking space is limited. Please carpool, if possible.

For more info about panel speakers and Montalvo: