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Honest to Goodness: Introduction to Writing the Food Memoir

Fundamentals Level // 5-Week Online Course

Honest to Goodness: Introduction to Writing the Food Memoir

April 08 - May 12 

$260 if registered by 03/18/2019
$310 if registered after 03/18/2019

Your course registration includes a free 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction or a free ebook; click here for more details.

Refund and cancellation policies

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Instructor: Jessica Kehinde Ngo

No genre is more powerful at examining what nourishes and sustains us than the food memoir.

In this five-week intensive course, we will take inspiration from work in top-tier publications such as Bon Appétit, the New Yorker, and the New York Times. You will explore ways to incorporate food (both literally and symbolically) into your own writing, brainstorm food-inspired stories you want to tell, *spice* up your prose, and ultimately write and workshop a pair of personal essays in two distinct styles, using food as a vehicle for storytelling. The final week of the course will focus on best practices for submitting food memoir essays for publication.
 

Week 1: The Food Memoir: What is it?
Week 2: The Descriptive Food Memoir
Week 3: An Appetite for Metaphor
Week 4: The Symbolic Food Memoir
Week 5: Revising and Publishing Food Memoirs

See the complete syllabus here »

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* US residents will receive a complimentary 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction magazine with their online course registration (or a 4-issue extension to their existing subscription). Students outside the US can receive a free copy of the ebook Creating Nonfiction: Lessons from the Voice of the Genre, or can choose to receive a 4-issue print subscription for the cost of shipping fees. We regret that we are not able to offer complimentary digital subscriptions for international students at this time.

If you are an international student who would like a print subscription, please click here to add the cost of shipping to your order total. If you prefer the ebook, contact us at information@creativenonfiction.org after you register.

Refund and cancellation policies

 

By 5pm EST on the Monday before classes begin (one week prior to start date):

  • Students may request a refund (less a $50 application fee). You may also request a transfer (no fee) to another course in the same term or future term. Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.

By 5pm EST on the Friday at the end of the first week of classes:

  • Students may transfer their enrollment credit to a future course (less a $95 processing fee for 10-week courses or a $75 processing fee for 5-week courses). Transfer credits must be applied within two years from your cancellation date.
  • Students may switch to another class in the same term (subject to availability) for a $25 fee.

No refunds or transfers will be offered after this deadline.