Hungry for Words

Hungry For Words
An inquiry into the art of food writing with author Kathleen Flinn

Anyone can write about a meal, but truly great food writing informs, entertains and inspires. In this weekend workshop, we’ll take a holistic approach to the art and craft of modern food writing, from understanding what made great food writers endure, varying approaches needed for different genres, generating ideas, assembling non-fiction book proposals, culinary travel writing and the complexities of recipe writing. Writing exercises will be incorporated into the weekend, each designed to awaken and challenge.

Participants will leave the weekend armed with a greater understanding of the history and rigors of food writing, plus a hefty course book that includes numerous examples of great writing, additional writing exercise and a long list of titles for future reading.

The goal: To get you thinking, reading and writing to help find or hone your unique voice and approach in the wide landscape of culinary writing.

This class is designed aspiring and working food writers, bloggers and even seasoned culinary professionals who want to take a moment to step back and reconsider the way they approach their craft. Advance reading assignments will be emailed to all participants, and we’ll discuss the reading both during class and also in post-dinner conversations.

Praise from workshop attendees

“Kathleen is a naturally gifted teacher, remarkably generous in her knowledge about writing, especially food writing. I found the class an inspiration. I flew from New York to Seattle to take this class and was not disappointed.” – Constance W., New York

“Kathleen’s passion is infectious, and her depth of knowledge on this subject is impressive. I learned an extraordinary amount in two days. I’m so glad that I took this class. It was a great weekend.” – Nancy Brook, Bellevue, Wa., (After the course, she sold her book Cycling, Wine & Men)

“Hands down, the best writing class that I’ve ever taken. Kathleen is a generous, warm and funny guide through the world of food writing, and a wonderful and inspiring teacher. She shared an enormous wealth of information over the weekend. I left completely exhilarated by the experience. The folder she has developed to go with the class – filled with stories, writing examples, tips, how-to, examples and a wealth of reading and writing exercises — is a goldmine.” – Andrea, Chicago

“I learned more in one weekend than it would have taken me years to figure out on my own. If you’re even thinking of taking this class with her at all, I say “just do it!” You will not regret it. A year later, and I still think about things she told us in class and refer to her teaching materials.” – Shannon, Sacramento, Calif.


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