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Writing from the Kitchen-- Let Food Inspire Your Pen with Joan Leotta

Add energy to your writing by adding food!

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About the Event

About this class:

This is a 4-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Thursdays Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 - 1-3:00 pm CT

Food is a subject that activates all five senses and our imagination. Food allows us to relive memories, reach out to others, and create " tasty" articles, poetry, fiction, memoir, and more. In this class we will explore the role of food as prompt and prop to energize your writing with all of the natural vitamins food can offer.

Instructor bio:

Joan Leotta is an author of eleven books published by five different publishers, and a story performer. Both her writings and performances are often food-inspired. She has written food for magazines, newspapers, books, and poetry. Her latest book is Feathers on Stone. She is a two-time Pushcart nominee, Best of the Net Nominee and a 2022 Runner up in the Robert Frost Foundation contest.

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