A new online writing workshop with popular writing instructor Gina Rae La Cerva uses the delicious, delightful, and nourishing subject of food to explore our inner worlds. Through writing about food, we access deep memories, connect to our childhood, examine our heritage, and reflect on our personal growth. We use food writing as a means to explore our lives more broadly.
Food connects us to landscapes, to history, and to each other. This generative writing workshop examines the craft of writing about food, highlighting the tools needed to create stellar writing. We explore the essential components of using sensory details to inform and inspire.
With food as our entry point, we connect to meaning in our lives, explore how that meaning has changed over time, and understand where our future selves are going. During our time together you create short personal narratives to find clarity, reinvigorate your creativity, and indulge your appetite for transformation! There is time to share our work and offer feedback as a group.
Whether you want to write a restaurant review, a reflection on your favorite food memory, or the life history of a family recipe, you complete the workshop with new writing skills, a renewed sense of creativity, and a nourished connection to self.
This workshop is open to all who are interested.
Class will meet 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Mountain Time) on Wednesdays starting January 10 and ending February 7 (five online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
Gina Rae La Cerva is an award-winning writer, geographer, and environmental anthropologist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has researched tsunamis in Indonesia, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat, and traced the wild meat trade from the forests of the Congo Basin to the streets of Paris. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food, was recommended by the The New York Times and named an Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2020. Her personal essays have appeared in Emergence Magazine, THE Magazine, Sage Magazine, and various compilations. Gina Rae holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and Vassar College.