Food Writing

If you savor eating and drinking, food writing will suit your taste. You can write a review of a restaurant across town, an article about the secrets of saffron, a story about helping grandma in the kitchen, or a collection of recipes for catfish. And you can experience the deliciousness of food writing without gaining a single pound.
 
Food writing requires a passion for food and the ability to summon its wonders in words. Here you will learn about the full spectrum of food writing—reviews, memoir, essay, articles, blogs, books—as well as writing craft and how to market your work.
 
Whether you seek to write about producing, preparing, or partaking of food, we’ll show you how to spice your writing just right.

Notes

Gotham only offers Food Writing at Level I. After that, if you want to continue working on food pieces, you have these options:
 
Memoir I or II – for food-related memoirs
Essay & Opinion I or II – for food-related essays and reviews
Article I or II – for food-related articles

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This course re-introduced me to my writing self, so it was invaluable!
Melissa Alling
english professor

Food Writing | Level I

10-week Workshop

Online info, tuition: $399 (returning students: $369)
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of food writing gets you writing a short piece (or two) or a book. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises
  • Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times)

Food Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be 18 years or older.

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3.00 CEUs

Not available at this time.

Food Writing | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

Food Writing Intensive topics include: food articles, food memoir/essay, reviews, description, getting published.

Starts
Meets
Teacher
 Aug 9
Sun, 11 am–6 pm
Hunter College W.