Cooking Up A Book
Monday, April 23.
2 PM -6 PM
95 West Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico
On Monday, April 23, the food writer, former New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize nominee, Molly O’Neill will lead a half-day workshop on turning your dream cookbook,- e-book, website or blog into reality.
Cooking Up A Book is a half-day seminar that presents an overview of today’s shifting publishing world, defines the various new formats available to writers and provides hands-on exercises to help hone ideas into a publishable book. A hands-on session on recipe development and writing, as well as exercises to sharpen your skills in tweeting, blog posting and writing posts for Facebook and other social media platforms, as well as extensive Question & Answer periods are also included in the information-packed workshop.
The day culminates in a Cookbook Pitch-a-Thon in which attendees have the chance to “pitch” their book ideas to a panel of publishing experts for feedback aimed at turning a pitch into a publishable book proposal.
Of course there will be wine to stoke those creative wheels. To fuel the hike from dream book to reality, there will be food — oh yes, there will be irresistible nibbles from Matt Yohalem of Il Piatto, Santa Fe’s Italian Farmhouse kitchen and Enoteca.
Sip. Dream. Eat. Create.
Space is limited. Register Today.
SPEAKERS, WORKSHOP LEADERS & PITCH-A-THON
MOLLY O’NEILL is the author of four best-selling cookbooks, including The New York Cookbook and One Big Table: a Portrait of American Cooking, as well as the memoir Mostly True: a Memoir of Family, Food and Baseball. For a decade, she was the food columnist of the New York Times magazine and host of the PBS series Great Food. Her work has appeared in national publications ranging from The New Yorker magazine to Saveur and Readers Digest. Founder of One Big Table, a multi-media company that collects, celebrates and preserves American food stories and recipes in traditional books, web content, television, radio and documentary film, Molly teaches nationally acclaimed online writing works shops in food writing, memoir and new media courses at the learning collaborative that she founded, CooknScribble.com.
SHAUNA JAMES AHERN started her professional career as a child actor in Los Angeles. You might have seen her on Rhoda, where she played Amy Finkelstein, the girl who ate crayons. After an early career in New York publishing, she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and in her search to heal, founded Gluten-Free Girl, one of the nation’s pioneer food blogs. Today her prize-winning blog, Gluten-Free Girl & The Chef, is one the best read on the internet. Known for her lyrical style, Shauna moves nimbly between traditional and new media and her work has appeared on Gourmet.com, Bon Appetit.com, and The London Times. Along with her husband and kitchen collaborator, the chef Dan Ahern, she has published two books, Gluten-Free Girl: How I found the food that loves me back…and How You Can Too and Gluten-Free Girl & The Chef.
DAVE DEWITT is a food historian and one of the foremost authorities in the world on chile peppers, spices, and spicy foods. A founder of the magazine, Mo Hotta Mo Bettah, he has published more than forty books, including the IACP Cookbook Awards finalist, The Spicy Food Lover’s Bible, the international award winning, The Chile Pepper Encyclopedia and The Southwest Table. Dave appears regularly on national television and as the producer of the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, he has an acute sense of today’s international market for traditional and electronic cookbooks — as well as one keen sense of story.