Professional Course

What’s on Your Plate: Food Story Writing

3 weeks
3 weeks
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Course description

In this course, we will talk and write about the intersection of food and culture and engage in food storytelling. The instructor will read aloud excerpts of non fiction essays, food memoirs, and poetry as a model that will present a prompt for the participant to then write about food. Strategies for how to engage with the writing process will be taught. The writing prompts lend themselves for individuals to be able to write and talk about the pleasures and joys of food and cooking, the challenges individuals face when it comes to food, and how our ethnic culture, family culture, religious cultures, and even our zip codes and socio economic status impact our food shopping carts, food pantries, and the plate on our food.

Who should attend?

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Folks who love to cook.
  • Folks who are Foodies.
  • Folks who love to write family stories.

Certification / Credits

Learning Objectives

  • Learners will think and write about their own metacognitive food practices and how our socio cultural values, beliefs, and background knowledge and culture impact our food practices.
  • Learners will learn strategies for engaging in community writing circle discussions.
  • Learners will apply those community writing circle discussion strategies to successfully engage in collaborative food discussions over their food practices, beliefs, value, and culture.
  • Learners will be taught food story writing strategies.
  • Learners will apply rhetorical principles knowledge and food writing story strategies to demonstrate their comprehension of the model texts and prompts by composing a story.
  • Learners will create food stories, writing alongside peers in a community writing.
  • Learners will synthesize knowledge from the two previous workshops by preparing a polished food writing story with a specific audience and purpose that will be shared alongside a recipe of the food shared.
  • Learners will share their prepared ‘what’s on your plate’ plates and stories in an Author’s Chair activity.

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