Read great food writing to discover important craft techniques you can implement
Complete assignments from class to class to start new pieces centered around food
Discover publishing outlets for your food-inspired writing
Write across genres and with any level of past experience
About this course:
Food is a fact of life, a universal shared culture, and amongst our most intimate concerns. Now, more than ever, food looms large in our personal, political, environmental and cultural spheres. For writers, food can inspire a lifetime supply of evocative literature. In four, half-day sessions spanning four Saturdays, we will consider current approaches to food, read great food writing, do in class exercises and homework assignments for class critique, shaping a work through multiple drafts. Students will discover exciting ways to write about food, as well as expand their creative horizons regarding outlets, whether it be food-centric blogs, online literary sites, podcasts, social media, books, or publishing with traditional mainstream media. Genres covered include fiction, non-fiction, memoir, essay, and poetry. Course is appropriate for all writing levels, from fresh beginner to fine-aged pro. Possible Guest Speaker.
Enrollment limited to 20 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after September 30, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.