Hey there, I don’t always hang out at my desk in sweats, squinting at my screen. Sometimes I put on a dress, and then speak and teach at events and conferences. Thank goodness for a chance to get out, dress up, and meet people!
Here’s where I’m heading in the next few months. I hope to see you soon at one of these events.
February 17, 2016
Book signing and talk
Book LarderSeattle, WA
6:30 – 8 p.m. Free
Seattle folks, let’s talk about current trends in food writing and publishing. Bring a question or topic that’s been on your mind.
March 13, 2016
Palo Alto JCC
3-8 p.m. Free
I’ll give a reading about food writing. Also, Margo True and Kenji Lopez-Alt will discuss the future of food in a conversation.
March 16, 2016
Are You Making These 7 Mistakes with Your Book Proposal?
Association of Food Journalists
10:30 a.m. Pst/1:30 p.m. EST
Book proposals have a 1.5% acceptance rate in publishing, regardless of whether a literary agent or editor reads them and regardless of how hard people work on them. Most are never read beyond the first page. Learn how to avoid the biggest mistakes in creating a proposal for your next book, and increase your chances of success.
March 26, 2016
Write Your Cookbook
Corte Madera, CA
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., $60
Wondering if you should write a cookbook? I’ll cover traditional and self publishing, how publishing works and what publishers are looking for, and how to write a terrific recipe.
April 1, 2016
Moving Beyond Blog Burnout
International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference
Los Angeles, CA
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. $799 (full conference pass)
IACP has a full day of workshops on this Friday, and mine starts the day. I sometimes struggle with blog burnout myself, so I thought we should work through it together. How do we keep motivated and keep posting in the wake of competing deadlines, burnout, and wondering if anyone cares? I’ve got lots of ideas and exercises to keep you inspired and productive.
June 3-8, 2016
Crafting Culinary Stories: An intensive workshop in food photography and writing
Siem Reap, Cambodia
$1895-$1995 (participating partner $375) 1 SPOT LEFT!
I’m joining the amazing team of photographer David Hagerman and food and travel writer Robyn Eckhardt for this 5-day class that includes instruction plus trips to vibrant food markets, private homes, and robust Cambodian meals. If you’ve ever need an excuse to visit Angkor Wat, it’s only a half hour away.
September 26-30, 2016
Symposium for Professional Food Writers
Culinary Vegetable Institute
$2200 per person
Antonia Allegra has brought the beloved Symposium back to life. Come join in at this new location in Ohio. I’m thrilled to be part of the line-up of speakers and teachers at this new location.
Want to attend a food writing conference or workshop? See this list for 2016.