Introduction to Food Writing (1777)

Two Tuesdays: July 18, 25, 7 to 9 p.m. Sold out!

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Location: The Den | Politics and Prose Coffeehouse

$65 (10% off for members)

In this two-session class, we’ll explore different modes of food writing, and along the way learn to maximize the power of taste, smell, sight, touch, and even sound in your prose. Get ready for a unique two-session course in which we’ll combine tastings and writing exercises that will expand your creative powers of descriptions that you can use to enliven any piece of writing, no matter the subject. Please let us know in advance if you have any food restrictions.

Recommended Reading:
Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichl
Best Food Writing 2016, edited by Holly Hughes

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection The View from Stalin’s Head (Random House). His next book, a novel titled Faith for Beginners (Random House), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.