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SUMMER CREATIVE NONFICTION SERIES: Breaking Bread, Telling Stories – Food Writing with Nina Li Coomes

$45.00 · August 19

In this single-session course, we will use food writing as an avenue into creative nonfiction, using several short generative exercises.

Start Date

August 19

Class Times

12pm – 1pm CT

Day(s) of the Week

Friday

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$45

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Fridays at lunchtime designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.


What are among the most memorable meals of your life? (Was it memorable because it was delicious, atrocious, or something in between?) Who did you share them with? Where were they prepared?

When we write about food, more often than not we’re actually writing a side-ways story about our communities, our loved ones, and our experiences. In this single-session course, we will use food writing as an avenue into creative nonfiction, using several short generative exercises to think expansively about what the genre of food writing can do to help us tell our stories.

About Nina Li Coomes

Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer from Chicago Illinois and Nagoya, Japan respectively. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Guernica, EATER, among other places. Most recently, she is a graduate of the Litowitz MFA + MA at Northwestern University. You can read more of her writing at www.ninalicoomes.com.