Sundays, May 5 – June 9, 2013. 8pm – 9:30pm, EST
This six-week food blogging intensive combines interviews and lectures by some of the great food bloggers of our day – Shauna Ahern (Gluten-Free Girl), Elise Bauer (Simply Recipes), Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan (The Kitchn), Tanya Steel (Epicurious and GourmetLive), Molly Wizenberg (Orangette), and others. The workshop focuses on writing and presenting a blog, providing the skills for beginners as well as established bloggers to take their blogs to the next juicy level.
Sundays, June 16 – August 4, 2013. 8pm – 9:30pm, EST
Designed for aspiring memoirists as well as writers interested in deploying elements of memoir in essays and articles, the seminar includes eight podcasted interviews with memoir masters including Diana Abu-Jaber, Judith Barrington, Molly Birnbaum, Cara De Silva, Gael Greene, Madhur Jaffrey, Judith Jones, Molly Peacock, Georgia Pellegrini, Ruth Reichl and Calvin Trillin as well as editing of assigned or ongoing work, seven conference call workshop sessions and one 30-minute private coaching session.
Tuesdays, June 4 – June 25, 2013. 8pm – 9:30pm, EST
A four week workshop that deploys daily sensory journaling and intensive, in-class exercises to heighten both sensory awareness and fluency in the language and rhythm of sensory-driven prose
A Three Week, Hands-on Webinar devoted to the on-line tools for Organizing a Food Writers Virtual Desk, Social Media and Photographs with Kristi Willis of Food Writer’s Toolbox.
One-Day Workshop offered April 13, 2013 and again May 11, 2013, 2 P.M. – 5 P.M. EST
Recipe writing is both an art and a science — and after decades of stasis, the form is changing rapidly. This afternoon intensive combines lectures by a cast of leading recipe testers and cookbook editors, as well hands-on writing and editing to create solid, workable recipes.
$120. REGISTER NOW.
Tuesdays, April 30 – June 4, 2013 and again June 11 – July 16, 2013. 7pm – 8:30pm, EST.
This 6-week course is designed to provide the training and mentoring that today’s freelance food bloggers, authors and writers find tough to come by. Traditionally, writers learned the basics of reporting, writing and pitching their stories in newsrooms, magazines or from book editors. However today, the editors in traditional publishing are often charged with more work than is humanly possible and rarely have the time to educate and nurture their writers. This reality is further complicated for writers who are committed to creating their blogs, articles and books independently and from far flung locales.
Tuesdays, June 4 – July 9; July 16 – August 20, 2013. 8:30 pm – 10 pm EST
The second half of cookNscribble’s introduction to food writing draws on the basic skills learned in Essentials of Food Writing I and helps students deploy those skills in the subject’s three most frequently-used forms: news and news-driven feature stories, restaurant and book criticism and the memoir/personal essay. Students pitch their own assignments within these general areas. Workshop sessions combine short lectures, criticism, writing exercises, Q&A and story pitches.
April 7 - April 28, 2013
Writers seeking to establish a historic perspective to food stories plow through reams of truths and half-truths. As more rigorous standards emerge, knowing the resources that exist and establishing a methodology for research is an invaluable tool to both food historians and writers who want to create a historic context for their food stories. In this four-week seminar, Sandy Oliver, author and the founder of Food History News, supplies just that. Each student chooses a single project or line of inquiry and is guided through its research. Talks and readings by other food historians enrich the weekly telephone workshops. Weekly assignments are edited by Oliver and cookNscribble.
Sundays, April 14 – May 5, 2013. 2pm – 3:30pm, EST.
Knowing the questions to ask and the people to answer them, sourcing data, analyzing existing research, conducting a successful interview — diligence is the cornerstone of a writer’s creditability. In this four week workshop, students work with veteran reporters and editors — Jane Black of the Washington Post, Molly O’Neill, Corie Brown, Brett Anderson and others — to select, source and report a single, self-assigned story. Workshop time is divided between a week-by-week survey of basic journalism practice and analysis of student work.