Food is a gateway to memoir, culture, family and self. How do you stir a story out of that pot? How do you make it fresh and enticing, without clichés or tired old tropes? In this workshop, participants will explore the role of food in symbolism and storytelling. Participants should bring a recipe or a food (real or imagined) they wish to incorporate into their work of fiction, literary non-fiction or poetry. The workshop will include small group discussion and a short writing exercise.
This workshop is facilitated by Saskatoon author Amy Jo Ehman. She will share examples from her award-winning food memoir Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner (best first book, SK Book Awards 2010) and reference her historic cookbook Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens, the 2018 One Book ~ One Province literary selection.
For more information, please contact:
Cat Abenstein, SWG Program Coordinator
T: 306.791.7746 | firstname.lastname@example.org