Popular food journalism workshop adds second event

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 10:00am

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

Kathy Gunst, award-winning food journalist from Maine, is offering a second workshop in food journalism in the Barn Loft Apartment at the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

“The first workshop filled to capacity almost immediately, so Kathy has agreed to present a second workshop in November. It’s wonderful to see such enthusiasm!” said host Amy Kefauver.

The content of the second workshop is identical to the first, exploring what makes great food writing, and the focus will be 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, and exploring interview techniques. 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. to 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. For more information about Kathy Gunst, please go to her website: www.kathygunst.com

For more information, or to sign up, contact Amy Kefauver at amy@kefauverstudio.com or call her at 207-380-1298. A deposit of $50 will hold your spot in the workshop.

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