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Chocolate Book Signing & Tasting with Dr. Kristy Leissle

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Chocolopolis

1631 15th Avenue West

#111

Seattle, WA 98119

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Join us for an interesting and tasty evening of chocolate and learning with Dr. Kristy Leissle, author of the new book, "Cocoa". Dr. Leissle will speak on the topic of the politics of cocoa in Africa, followed by a tasting of chocolate from the new bean to bar chocolate makers in Ghana. While Ghana has been one of the top two producers of cacao for more than a century, its chocolate industry is just getting started. This is a rare opportunity to taste chocolate that is currently only made and sold in Ghana.


Ticket price includes a copy of the book, "Cocoa". Dr. Leissle will be available to sign books at the end of the event.


Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler, says, "If you are interested in issues of equity, fair trade, gender and politics as they relate to cacao, this is your book. It’s an unvarnished look into the world of cacao. It illustrates the complexity of the issues related to cacao farming and production that certifications over simplify. It has eight chapters that include topics such as, “Power in the Market”, “Economics on the Ground” and “Trade Justice”, to name three politically-charged subjects that often receive glossary coverage. Here you get an in-depth evaluation of the good, the bad and the trade-offs of well-meant strategies that may not work as expected. Having lived in Ghana during her doctoral dissertation (and now), she has credibility from her first-hand knowledge and experience that others don’t." - Read more about Dr. Leissle's book in a blog post by Chief Chocophile, Lauren Adler



About Dr. Kristy Leissle

Dr. Kristy Leissle is a scholar of cocoa and chocolate. Since 2004, her work has investigated the politics, economics, and cultures of these industries, focusing on West African political economy and trade, the US craft market, and the complex meanings produced and consumed through chocolate marketing and advertising. Her recent book, Cocoa (Cambridge: Polity, 2018) explores cocoa geopolitics and personal politics.

Dr. Leissle is Affiliate Faculty in African Studies at the University of Washington; Research Associate for the development through trade organization Twin & Twin Trading; and Cultural Specialist for National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions. She lives in Accra.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age to attend the event. We welcome children with an interest in the politics and economics of cacao who are able to comfortabley sit for a talk and discussion for an hour.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are two dedicated parking spaces for Chocolopolis customers in the parking lot to the south of the Interbay WorkLofts (behind the chain link fence). The spots are to your immediate right when you turn into the lot and are marked with a sign. After 5pm and on weekends you may park anywhere in this lot. There is free street parking in front of the Interbay WorkLofts and just before Magnolia Bridge. There is unlimited, free street parking in the residential neighborhood across the street behind Magnolia Bridge Self Storage.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may call us at (206) 282-0776 or email us at cs@chocolopolis.com with any questions about the event.


What's the refund policy?

We are happy to refund your ticket if you cancel within 7 days of the event. We are not able to refund your ticket less than 7 days before the event, but you are welcome to pick up your copy of the book, "Cocoa", any time before or after the event.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, as long as it is your name on the ticket. If you give your ticket to someone else, they must bring a physical ticket with them.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may give your ticket to someone else, but they must present a physical ticket for entry.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, it is okay.

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1631 15th Avenue West

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Seattle, WA 98119

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