Eat Your Words

with Gina Rae La Cerva

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Course Description

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.

Additional Information


This workshop is open to all who are interested.


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Gina Rae La Cerva

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.


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