The next date for this workshop is TBA.
(And bring a friend for free!)
Food in Story
Join internationally best-selling novel writer, Josephine Moon, to discover diverse ways to use food in story. This one-day course gives you a raft of new writing tools to approach food in your writing with more fun, depth and elegance. Bring your pages to life with mouthwatering descriptions and tantalising facts to hook your reader and keep them reading till the very last bite.
Food connects us all.
Everyone has stories in their memory and in their heart that include food. Days spent in the kitchen with your mother or grandmother making biscuits. Afternoons wandering the apple orchard, picking fruit with your brothers and sisters. Maybe brewing some cheeky cider with your dad in the back shed. The first time you tasted seafood. The warm, hearty stews that kept you going through a difficult winter. The endless lasagnes left on your doorstep after a bereavement. Every day, we eat. Every day, we create more memories.
Perhaps you would like to take some of those memories and get them onto paper. Maybe you would like to channel your passion for food into writing for magazines. Maybe you would like to know how to enhance your fiction writing with the joy of food.
This workshop is for you.
- Fiction writers (novels, short stories, novellas)
- Non-fiction writers (memoirists, essayists, magazine writers)
- People who just love food and want to write and talk about it
- Teens and adults alike
Over one day, we will:
- Look at the food wheels and how we can use them in our writing
- Eat chocolate!
- Consider a tiny bit of biology
- Write, using your own memories and experiences as well as other people’s
- Use essential oils to deepen our understanding of food descriptions
- Listen to examples of food writing
- Find access points to starting a story
- Discover our own unique ‘food story’
- Learn about how to research food (aside from just eating lots of it!)
I love food and I love writing people’s stories. Somehow, I’ve been lucky enough to combine those two passions into a solid literary career and it would be my honour to help you on your journey too.
Please join me!
Cooroy Library, Community Access Room, 9 Maple Street, Cooroy, 4563
(Please note, the library is closed to the public on Sundays but the community access room, where we are, is OPEN. So don’t worry if your website tells you it’s closed. We’ll still be there!)
How to book
Book online TBA.
Teenager (13-19): $75
Refunds can be made up till XXXXX.
After that, you will need to find a friend to take your place and have them pay you directly for the seat.
I know you love food, so…
Morning/afternoon tea breaks: 15 minutes
Lunchtime: 45 minutes
- A sink, cups and hot water are provided in our workshop space. I will bring provisions for tea and coffee but you are welcome to bring your own.
- A short stroll from the library, you will find Fox & Hound espresso early in the day, as well as the German Bakehouse, who also do coffee, pastries, pies etc.
- Jamaica Blue Cafe is also nearby. They are open till 2.30 and provide a range of food and drinks for lunch.
- The Cooroy RSL and Cooroy Hotel are also open all day.
- A Chick ‘n’ Chips shop is also open, just across the road.
- A park and green space is located just opposite the library for a stroll at lunchtime
- We’ll be tasting chocolate as part of our workshop. If you do not wish to eat the chocolate, don’t worry! You can still benefit from being part of the group.