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Food is personal. Food is universal. Food is never just about food. We’ll sample a feast of food writing and share a table with Alice B. Toklas, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, and prose from classic cookbooks. We’ll find the sweet spot where public and private lives collide in the kitchen. We’ll explore the nature of the recipe, then learn how to write and edit our own. Let’s write stories, poems, or essays about the dog-eared, sauce-spattered cookbook we’ve been writing since birth.
Kate Lebo is the author of A Commonplace Book of Pie (Chin Music Press) and Pie School, a cookbook out recently from Sasquatch Books.
Sam Ligon’s books include Drift and Swerve, Safe in Heaven Dead, and Among the Dead and Dreaming (forthcoming in 2016). He teaches fiction writing at EWU, edits Willow Springs, and is the artistic director of the Port Townsend Writer’s Conference.