Online: Zoom

Setting the Table: Building Narratives Around Food

Friday, July 22nd, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Food has power. In this generative course, writers will mine their food-related memories to better understand their perspectives. We'll use this foundation as we explore techniques for rendering vivid scenes, settings and characters. Writers will draw inspiration from excerpts by Michelle Zauner, Jessica Harris, Anthony Bourdain, Tom Junod, Sandra Cisneros and Carmen Maria Machado.

Participants will leave feeling enthused about developing in-class drafts using their new skills in multi-sensory scene creation.

Note: Moira’s food writing can be found in edible vineyard, Cook the Vineyard and Taproot Magazine.

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

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Moira Convey Silva
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