Food Writing 101
Food writing can be notoriously difficult to break into. After all, everyone eats and everyone has opinions. In this course, we will workshop a draft, craft pitches for publication, and discuss how to find the right editor. We will also discuss the politics and ethics of food writing, exploring contemporary work by Soleil Ho, Bani Amor, Joe Yonan, Osayi Endolyn, Naomi Tomky, Noah Cho, Michael Twitty, Alicia Kennedy, Kat Kinsman, and more. (Warning: Class discussions might make you hungry!)
Sabra is a freelance writer, public speaker, former healthcare administrator, and “retired” child actor. Her personal essays and journalism have been featured in the Washington Post, Vice, Psychology Today, HuffPost, Eater, Seattle Times, and more. Sabra writes about food, beauty, healthcare, homelessness, exploitation, and tech. Having grown up all over the west coast, writing about place as character is central to much of her work. Sabra strives to be a writer’s writer, dedicated to helping others build their own successful writing careers.