Description of Class
Food writing can cut deeply into issues of self, identity, family, and love. M.F.K. Fisher states in her introduction to The Gastronomical Me, that “there is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.” “And that is my answer,” she continues, “when people ask me: Why do you write about hunger, and not wars or love?”
In this introductory workshop, Freda Love Smith will help participants to explore food memoir as a means to access memory, communicate identity, and express emotion.
Through short lecture, discussion, in-class writing exercises and reading of food writers such as Ruth Reichl and Amanda Hesser, participants will generate ideas for personal food essays and discuss the current market for publishing food-related texts.
There has never been a more exciting time to write about food. Let’s dig in together!Top