NOTE: This event has been pushed back a week and will now take place at 1pm EST on Saturday, July 25.
Are you interested in beginning a career in food writing or improving your craft? This class will be based in discussion and practice to get you thinking about the particular skills required for a food writer. We’ll look at several pieces of contemporary food writing and analyze what makes them compelling. We'll study narrative arcs and techniques for non-fiction writing that are important for food writers. Then we’ll expand your vocabulary and tighten your writing to make your pieces come alive. And finally, we'll complete an exercise in class that will bring your new skill set into focus. This class will be helpful for anyone who needs to effectively communicate about food, but will be focused for journalists, bloggers, and authors.
Instructor: Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as on All Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. Her current project, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Cuisine will be released with W.W. Norton & Co. in 2020.
Details: Intro to Food Writing with Sarah Lohman takes place Saturday, July 25 from 1-2:30pm EST remotely online via Zoom video conferencing as part of the Literary Cleveland Inkubator Conference.
Zoom Info: Register for the workshop and Lit Cleveland will send you an invitation and instructions on how to attend via Zoom. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a camera and microphone. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here.