The aim of this workshop is to introduce writers to current styles and opportunities in food writing – one of the most popular forms of writing in the rapidly changing literary marketplace. Starting with an acknowledgment of "the recipe," we will turn to thoughts of how food writing transcends ordinary literary genre and becomes one of the most fun, relatable, warm and lively ways to tell our true stories. The workshop will consider some basic literary techniques in regard to food writing and, furthermore, develop strategies for the various modes of publishing opportunities food writing entertains.
David McGimpsey lives in Montreal and is the author of five collections of poetry including the recent Li'l Bastard (Coach House Books), which was named as one of the "books of the year" by both The Quill and Quire and The National Post and was nominated for the Governor General's Award. His travel and food writing has been featured in the Globe and Mail and in EnRoute magazine – where has written extensively about tacos and sandwiches. The CBC named him as one of the “Top Ten English-language poets in Canada,” and his work was the subject of the recent book of essays Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey (Palimpsest Press). David is the Montreal fiction editor of Joyland magazine and the fiction editor of the Punchy Books imprint of DC Books. A PhD in American Literature, David McGimpsey teaches in the English Department of Concordia University.
Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $180 for non-members.
Cost of QWF membership (annual) and workshop: $185
Payment is due within one week of registration to confirm your spot.
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