We know that many of you love to make food. Perhaps some of you would also like to tell tasty stories and write about food. If that’s you, this intro to food writing workshop with Hannah Howard will give you the tools and inspiration to start.
A message from Hannah:
Food helps us connect to our senses, on and off the page. Everyone eats, but food is so much more than fuel. Food is part of our lives, our culture, our history, our struggles, and our dreams. This intro to food writing workshop will help us relay our love for food onto the page. We’ll explore how we can use food as a lens to tell our stories and how to start writing about food, cooking, and baking.
We’ll start with the tangible: the spray of an orange as it’s peeled, the glug of wine being poured, the ooze of cheese from its rind, the scent of cookies baking. Then we’ll delve into all the places those sensory moments can take us, from memories and fantasies to love and loss. We'll explore what food writing can be, read and discuss an essay together, and dig into several prompts to get us writing about food and telling stories during the class.
Hannah Howard, a writer, editor, and food expert who spent her formative years in New York City, is the author of the bestselling memoirs, Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen (Little A, 2018) and Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family (Little A, 2021). She is also Editor-in-Chief at ParentCo, a digital publication devoted to changing the conversation around parenthood. She writes and speaks about parenting, food, body image, and beyond.
Hannah's work has been featured in New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Saveur, VICE, SELF, Wine Enthusiast, Thrillist, Time Out New York, Salon, and the Chicago Review of Books. She also teaches writing classes and lives in Frenchtown, NJ with her family.
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