Precious family stories are often shared around the table, and many involve special recipes themselves. This workshop will help participants recall, record, and celebrate food traditions from their family or community. This workshop will include several writing activities designed to help capture food-related memories. We’ll also briefly discuss techniques for preserving original recipes, and explore various creative options for presenting recipes and memories. Participants are welcome to bring a few recipes, photographs, or other food-related mementos to class for inspiration, but that is not necessary.
No writing or culinary experience required! This workshop is open to anyone–adults and teens–with an interest in traditional food ways — memoir writers, retirees, family historians, and more! This three-hour workshop is presented free; a goodwill donation is requested (suggested donation: $20). Though free, registration is required. Please register by calling 920-868-1457 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathleen Ernst writes at the intersection of people, places, and the past. Her first published book came out in 1996 and she has been a full-time writer for over a decade. She writes in a variety of genres, including middle grade, young adult, and adult fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Almost all of her work is either historical fiction or about historical topics.