A 5-Day Food Writing Workshop

Readers and writers, just a heads up: I’ll be teaching an abbreviated version of my university-level Food Writing class at the Chesapeake Bay Writers’ Conference in Maryland this summer. Please consider joining me if you want to exercise your palate and pen.

During the five days (July 11-15), we’ll meet daily to focus on writing in new ways and to brainstorm ideas for whatever project you might have incubating, be it a blog, a book proposal, or a memoir.

Here are a few topics we’ll cover:

  • At the Table: Building a Lexicon around Taste
  • In the Field: Foraging for Freelance Work, Fresh Ideas, and New Opportunities
  • In the Kitchen: Cooking Up Your Story

Depending on interest, we can also discuss recipe development, the current food-writing scene, and the art of the interview as it relates to food producers and chefs. I look forward to meeting with each workshop member to discuss her or his ideas, and I hope this experience creates a new community of food writers who can draw on each other for support. At the end, there will be a roundtable discussion with agents and editors.

The conference costs $900, including meals and lodging on the campus of Saint Mary’s College. More information, plus a detailed schedule, can be found here. The brochure is below. And yes, we will have a cheese tasting.


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2 Responses to “A 5-Day Food Writing Workshop”
  1. When is your next workshop?

    • tdarlington says:

      Thanks for asking. I don’t have another workshop scheduled just yet — hopefully in Spring 2013. I’ll be sure to post about it when something comes together.

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