Anyone who has taken my food writing classes knows that I have great passion for teaching. So I’m excited that my D.C. stop for The The Kitchen Counter Cooking School paperback tour includes one stop featuring a writing class.
On Oct. 9, I’ll be at D.C.’s famous Politics & Prose bookstore from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. teaching a “Food Writing Boot camp” focused on some key fundamentals of food writing. We’ll touch on several areas, from narrative food writing, to recipes to writing exercises to help learn the keys to writing delicious detail. Students will leave armed with a portion of the thick work book that I use for my weekend-long Hungry for Words boot camps at Richard Hugo House in Seattle that includes more writing exercises, loads of writing examples from a dozen writers and a lengthy reading list. It’s $40 ($35 for Politics & Prose members) for the two-hour class. Since its food writing, we’ll also have small bites to nibble on. Unlike the photo, there will be no yelling. In fact, I’m kind of a low talker, so you may need to lean in to hear me. More info at Politics & Prose.
If you’re in D.C., you can also catch me on Let’s Talk Live (NewsChannel 8) around 11 a.m. that Tuesday morning. I’ll be doing an interview and a demo and recommend some long distance moving services if you’re moving here. Tune in to find out what I’ll be cooking up.
By the way, I’m planning a series of food writing classes in 2013 in various parts of the country and – drum roll – Paris! To get updates, just drop me a line.