Kefauver Studio & Gallery

Food journalism workshop in October

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:15am

Story Location:
144 Bristol Road
Damariscotta, ME 04543
United States

Round Table Productions presents the second in its series of “Writers’ Workshops” with a presentation by award-winning food journalist Kathy Gunst. The workshop will be held in the Barn Loft Apartment at the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, on Saturday, Oct. 15.

Have you always wanted to write about food and the experience of eating, cooking, shopping, and sharing a meal? This workshop will explore what makes great food writing.

The focus of this workshop is finding your voice in your writing. One of the most important elements in great food writing is “voice.” How do you build a voice that distinguishes your writing? Why does voice matter?

Participants will spend the day focused on the fundamentals of food writing—everything from writing a concise, clear recipe to writing short essays about culinary experiences and memories. Gunst will lead exercises and create a safe environment to share your writing. The goal for the day is to open up your culinary language, vision, and experience. This class is also useful to those exploring memoir and non-fiction writing in general. The workshop is suitable for teens and adults.

The workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the fee for the day is $200. Lunch, provided for all participants, will include soup, bread, salad, and a simple dessert.

Presenter Kathy Gunst is a James Beard award-winning journalist and the author of 16 cookbooks. Her most recent book, co-authored with Katherine Alford, is “Rage Baking—The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices.” She is the Resident Chef for NPR’s Here and Now and writes for the Washington Post, Eating Well, Yankee, and other publications. She teaches food writing and food journalism across the country.

If you’d like to put your name on the list for this workshop, or if you have questions, please contact Amy Kefauver at or call her at 207-380-1298. The list will hold your spot, with no deposit required, until the details are finalized. Once all details are firm, you will be contacted and offered the opportunity to make a deposit of $50 to hold your place.

For more information about Kathy Gunst, please go to her website:

The workshop promises to be instructional and entertaining! Save the date: Saturday, Oct. 15. We look forward to seeing you at the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta.