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There are two kinds of people: those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. There are also two kinds of writers: those who write to live and those who live to write. As a write-to-liver who lives to eat, I couldn’t help but drag my fingers out of my leftover Y2K nonperishables to tell my fellow gluttons about Smorgasbord: Writing About Food!, a three-part series pairing star D.C. chefs—including Equinox’s Todd Gray, Restaurant Nora’s Nora Pouillon, and Galileo’s Roberto Donna—with Arlington literati like short-story writer

Barbara Ann Porte, poet Ramola D., and Washington Prize for Fiction winner Judith Bell. Their presentations will fatten your mind with a cornucopia of cooking demonstrations, readings, and performance art pieces. Tonight’s line-up teams Dancehall Days author George O’Brien with the Morrison-Clark Inn’s Susan Lindeborg and poet M.A. Schaffner with Obelisk’s Peter Pastan. Start salivating at 8 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. For reservations call (703) 228-7710. (Amanda Fazzone)