If you are a storyteller who would like to sharpen your skills at a food memoir workshop in France, come join us in December.
This time, award-winning essayist and blogger Jamie Schler and I will focus on memoir and essay writing. As it applies to food, of course.
By personal essay or memoir writing, I mean writing based on your own experiences, memories, and thoughts. It could be early memories about eating mangoes or learning to make blanquette du veau. No matter which subject you choose, you will learn how to infuse your work with voice, emotion and sensuality.
I taught a writing workshop at a conference recently, where some food bloggers expressed apprehension about writing personal stories. They said they “weren’t good at it.”
That’s a valid concern, becuase you have to know how to make readers care about your obsessions and passions. We’ll discuss that. Or it might be about the inner critic, and we’ll talk about that too. Or maybe their readers just want the recipe, so these bloggers will need to tell longer stories elsewhere, in articles or book.
Because some of us are driven to tell our stories.
So come. Jamie and I provide a beautiful setting, warm support, and time to write. We’ll help you get your stories out and explore techniques of voice, description and scene-setting.
The details of our food memoir workshop in France:
It will be held December 5-9, 2018, Chinon, France, in Jamie’s hotel, the Hôtel Diderot.
You’ll be staying in a charming 15th Century hotel in a medieval village in the Loire Valley. If you come from Paris, it’s a short train ride, about 150 miles. In addition to writing, teaching and workshopping, we’ll also wander the outdoor market, drink local wine, dine at a nearby restaurant and eat local specialties such as river fish and pork rillettes.
The price is €1750 (in euros) but you can knock off €100 if you purchase by July 15, 2018.
So, are you ready to come? Read more about our December food memoir workshop in France.
And if you have questions, please comment and I’d be happy to respond.