Online: Zoom

Food Writing Across Genres

Saturday, August 27th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

 We live in a world of “foodie” culture, where culinary adventurers are looking for interesting new journeys for their taste buds. You can take advantage of this trend in your own writing, bringing food onto the page in compelling, descriptive ways that can evoke strong emotions in your readers, whether or not food is a central theme in your writing. Food is an important part of our lives, in our families, our friendships, our relationships, our religions and even our politics. In this workshop you’ll see how the masters write about food, and try your hand at developing your own delicious (or disgusting!) scenes. This session is open to writers of all genres and explores work by Günter Grass, Charles M. Blow, Min Jin Lee, Ramin Ganeshram, Marjan Kamali, Charlie Holmberg, and others.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

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Crystal King
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