A Fork in the Road: Travel and Food Writing
Instructor: Elizabeth Geoghegan
Friday, July 20, 2018
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Transform an al fresco meal, a sublime swim, or even a disastrous drive into polished prose. This travel and food writing workshop will guide students in techniques for turning past, present and future expeditions – and the meals that populate them – into compelling creative nonfiction pieces or personal essays. Classes will focus on all aspects of travel and food writing from planning and research to daily sense memory exercises that will help jump-start the journey both on and off the page. Students will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular culinary and cultural excursions such as olive oil, truffle, and wine tastings or guided walking tours in the Umbrian countryside.
Elizabeth Geoghegan is the author of Natural Disasters: Stories and The Marco Chronicles: To Rome Without Love, an Amazon best-selling Kindle Single and a 2014 selection for The Best Travel Writing series. Geoghegan earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and both her MA in Creative Writing and BA in English from The University of Colorado at Boulder. Her writing explores the intersection between geography, exile, and intimacy and she is currently at work on an untitled novel set in Southeast Asia. She lives in Rome, Italy on a dead-end street between a convent and a jail.