Taste memory rises from the alligator brain, raw, pre-conscious, deeply personal, close to the bone. Food preferences, habits and rituals are also intimate windows into disparate cultures, classes, eras and places. Today, as the once-dominant culture and its traditional narrators give way to a multicultural world with new, unpredictable and constantly shifting media, it is probably no coincidence that memoir has become the new first novel or that food has replaced sex, drugs & rock-n-roll as the métier for both coming-of-age stories and personal histories.
This 8-week seminar explores the power of food to unlock memory, bear witness and create both context and voice.
Designed for aspiring memoirists as well as writers interested in deploying elements of memoir in essays and articles, the complete seminar includes ten 45 minute lectures, weekly editing of assigned or ongoing work, 8 conference call workshop sessions and one thirty minute private coaching session.
A new lecture or interview is available as a podcast the Wednesday before each scheduled workshop. Participants can choose from two workshop meeting times, Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST beginning October 23 or Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m beginning October 25.
This seminar features round table discussions with Robert LeLeux, Molly Birnbaum, Georgia Pellegrini, Suzannah Lessard, Judith Jones and Mimi Sheridan as well as interviews with:
Spaces are limited and classes begin October 19th. Register today to reserve your seat.