Online: Zoom

What We Talk About When We Talk About Food

Saturday, December 9th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (ET).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max

Using food as a medium to discuss social justice, memoir and nonfiction issues, we will interrogate how to write an essay or memoir excerpt following the navigation of food through childhood, history, personal history and braid them together. Students will address questions in how to start an essay/memoir through food prompts, address how to intertwine that with a personal question alongside a broader topic of interest.

Writers at any level interested in taking their work to the next level, focused on publication in literary and standard media will benefit from this class that will include works from writers of color, how to write in a socially responsible manner, and how to work on memoir, delving deeper into personal issues/questions while using the medium of food for the same.

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.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.


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Madhushree Ghosh
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Previous Students Say

  • Inspired Me to Write More
  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"


  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Craft Lessons
  • Inspiration
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion
  • Concept Development


  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Publishing & Promotion

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