Lost Lit | Creative Writing Workshops | Brooklyn, NY

Food Writing Workshop

    LOST LIT is beyond thrilled to invite special guests, Kim Liao and Sarah Rosenthal to co-lead a one day workshop on the mouth watering topic of food.

    Unlocking Memoir Through the Senses

      In this one-day workshop course, we will use food writing as an access point to explore culture, family, memory, and identity. Writing about food can also help us to access the sensory details that make writing come to life, especially taste, smell, and touch. For writers of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience, we will draw from cultural touch points of all kinds—memoirs, food blogs, travel writing, recipes, restaurant reviews—to help you access and generate your own effective writing inspired by food. Specifically, we examine how writing about food prompts explorations of memory, family, and one’s own sense of self.
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      What to Expect?
      Through a variety of prompts throughout the workshop, you’ll be guided to write and generate new material, which you have the option to share and gain feedback for continuation or revision. We’ll also analyze excerpts of successful food memoirs and effective food writing, discuss venues for pitching and publishing food writing, and share resources to connect with a larger community of editors and writers.

      Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

      Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm

      Place: Grumpy Bert
      82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

      Fee: $50. (one-day) REGISTER HERE

      *DISCLAIMER: No refunds or make up date.

      About us
      As two professional writers and editors who have gained valuable experience in different facets of the food industry—as well as being avid home cooks—we have assembled the best of our resources to share our love of food writing and harness the power of this sensory-focused genre of writing. Our essays and stories have been published in a variety of print and digital platforms, blogs, and magazines, and we can’t wait to share our love of food writing with you.

      BIOS
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      KIM LIAO was a 2010-­2011 Taiwan Fulbright Research Fellow, and
      has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She received her MFA at
      Emerson College, and her creative nonfiction has appeared or is
      forthcoming in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, River Teeth, Another Chicago Magazine,
      Fourth River, Hippocampus, Cha: A Journal of Asian Literature, Fringe,
      and others. She is currently finishing her first book, My Formosa, a
      family memoir and adventure story.

      SARAH ROSENTHAL works in advertising by day and writes by
      night. In the past, she worked in print and digital cookbook
      publishing. Her writing has been featured on The Toast and
      Splicelit, and she has participated in many readings through
      Lost Lit. She lives in Brooklyn, and is an alumna of Bard College
      and the Columbia Publishing Course.

    Author: lostlit

    Owner of Lost Lit, a literary arts space that hosts weekly writing workshops and events in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY.

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