Michael Pollan and Mark Plotkin on Creativity, Humor and Altered States at Improv New Orleans

Join us with Improv New Orleans: A Festival of Ideas when Michael Pollan, the celebrated environmental journalist, essayist, and New York Times best-selling author of How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence, joins the New Orleans-born ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin, author of Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest, for a magical evening of shared encounters with unscripted reality.

"One of the things that commends travel, art, nature, work, and certain drugs to us is the way these experiences, at their best, block every mental path forward and back, immersing us in a flow of a present that is literally wonderful - wonder being the by-product of precisely the kind of unencumbered first sight, virginal noticing, to which the adult brain has closed itself."Michael -Pollan, How to Change Your Mind

We will be there with books for a signing following the presentation.

Ticket and event location information will be available soon at improvconferencenola.com/special-guest-presentations.

Event date: 

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall- Loyola University
6363 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

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