This summer and fall I’ll be traveling for three workshops. I love these face-to-face connections with other writers, full of positive energy and excitement. Not to mention how fun it is to answer burning questions about writing, blogging and cookbooks, and learn about food in new destinations. This time my classes are in St. Louis, MO and — drum roll please — in the UK.
Yes, for the first time, I’ll be teaching in Ireland and in London in September! Details are below. The craft of food writing is the focus of all three classes. As you know, I have a thing about overused words in food writing, why to use action verbs and similes, and don’t even get me started on the subject of adapting recipes and writing them correctly. Also during the class, we’ll do writing exercises, particularly for sensuous writing.
It’s not always expensive to attend a conference (okay, if you have to fly to Ireland from the US, I see your point. But what a great reason to go!). The first two workshops are very reasonably priced. Here are details:
July 28-29, 2012
St. Louis Food Media Forum
St. Louis, MO
This conference costs only $100 for two full days and includes lunch and snacks! I’ll be teaching the entire first day, on writing craft, how to engage with your readers as a blogger, recipe writing, and getting a cookbook published. There’s lots more on Day Two, on food photography, SEO, ethics, and marketing and branding. Thanks to Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project for organizing this event.
I’m thrilled to be making my first trip to Ireland to meet food writers and bloggers at a gorgeous hotel in the Irish countryside serving organic and wild foods. Thanks to organizer Dorcas Barry and sponsors Bord Bia and Fáilte Ireland, we’ll visit a farm Friday late afternoon, enjoy a splendid farm-to-table dinner Friday night, and I’ll teach all day Saturday about the craft of writing, blogging, reviewing, recipe writing, and cookbook writing.
September 28-30, 2012
Food Blogger Connect
€299 for full weekend access, plus €99 for my writing workshop (20 students max)
The Food Blogger Connect conference is already five years old, and I’m delighted to be a part of it. I’ll be teaching a special workshop on the craft of writing about food, with exercises. We’ll cover use of adjectives, similes, metaphor, contrast, and I’ll show you writing samples that will inspire and delight. The workshop is open to only 20 students, so please sign up soon.