Please join me, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, June 23 – 29 at Maine Media Workshops in the delightful seacoast village of Rockport, for a week of writing about, talking about, and talking about writing about my favorite subject: food.
I’ve been writing about food since some time in the 1970s when I stumbled into the craft almost by mistake (a long story that I’ll tell you about some night over a glass of wine). In the years since, I’ve seen the ups and downs, the ins and outs, of writing for newspapers, magazines and books—as well as on-line publishing. You can check me out at www.nancyharmonjenkins.com, and find my many books on Amazon and in bookstores.
So please come join our little group of enthusiasts as we look at all aspects of food writing, from restaurant and product reviews, to profiles and food travel, to reporting on food issues, to recipe development. Whether beginners or experienced writers, we’ll spend five days on the super-friendly campus of Maine Media Workshops, with a few field trips to a farmer, a fisherman, and a craft food producer. And we’ll enjoy meeting some significant visitors who’ll give us their take on food writing in the world of journalism and publishing today, among them Brian Kevin, editor in chief of Down East magazine, and Ed Behr, author and publisher of The Art of Eating, the food world’s most highly regarded insider publication.
Rockport is an enchanting village on the west side of Penobscot Bay, closely tied to its sister town Camden (from harbor to harbor is a nice morning walk), easily reached by car, plane or bus. There’s plenty of hiking, boating, swimming and other outdoor activities, and also a terrific art, music and theater scene all around.
The course begins Sunday June 23rdwith an evening meeting on the Workshop campus, then continues every day through Friday of that week. Sessions are intensive but productive and may go on into the evening if the will is there. While focusing on food in Maine (because that’s what’s here), we’ll set food writing in a national and international perspective. You might be a complete novice, an already published writer, or someone looking for a new and different career path–whatever your background or experience, we’ll welcome you and learn from you, just as you learn from all of us.
Find out more and register for the course on the Maine Media Workshop website: https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/the-craft-of-writing-food/