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SUMMER Online: What My Stomach Says: Food Writing Workshop w Zahir Janmohamed | Aug 8

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

$65 – $83
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

If you did a scan of my brain, food would probably occupy at least 70% of my thoughts. And for good reason: food is an incredible vehicle to speak about pleasure, pain, history, family, nostalgia, place, race, gender, class, sexuality, colonialism—you name it. In this generative class, students will be asked to think about a dish that they love. It could be savory or sweet. They will then write the opening of an essay about this dish as well as the recipe for this very dish. We will then conclude the class by discussing ways to get this piece published.

Register for this workshop

NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting it up is easy. And we can help you with questions, if needed. For each class, you’ll receive a Zoom “invitation,” from the instructor. Click the link…follow the simple directions about the settings for your microphone and in-computer video, and you’re immediately in the “room” for the workshop. For critique workshops, instructors will communicate with students about the process of sharing work. For more generative workshops, students will be writing together while on Zoom.

Saturday, Aug 8, 10am – 1pm (Pacific Time), 3 hours
Zoom | Online Workshop
Total Fee:
Discounted Early Registration is due seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Discounted Early Registration: $65 (cash/check); $68 (Paypal). | Tuition Registration: $80 (cash/check); $83 (PayPal).


Portland, OR 97207


Attic Institute
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