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Food Writing 101

Ayala Museum presents

Food Writing 101

with Ginny Mata

8, 15, 22, and 29 August  2015 | 2 – 5 PM
Ayala Museum

What could be more important than food? We eat to live, and we live to eat. For many of us, food is the axis upon which our world spins: our celebrations and conversations often take place around, and because of, food. Food is rooted in our culture and our history; our identity and our community.

Thus, it is important to want to write about food, to deepen our understanding of it, to be able to craft our own individual narratives about the role of food in our lives. In this workshop, the basics of food writing will be covered: from how to write about food effectively, to learning how to taste and think like a food writer. Although this is a basic food writing workshop, this is open to everyone: from student bloggers who want to go beyond the usual restaurant reviews, to sociologists and anthropologists who are thinking about delving into food studies.

This workshop aims to teach the fundamental principles of writing about food: (1) passion, (2) precision, and (3) clarity. The principles will aid the participants in narrating experiences and describing tastes and textures using clear and concise language.

The Facilitator

Ginny Mata teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines Diliman, where she specializes in teaching food writing as a form of non-fiction. She has written for Good HousekeepingMarie Claire, and Sunday Inquirer Magazine. Mata has also worked on several books on food, namely A is for Adobo (Tahanan Publishing) and Bukidnon: The Filipino Frontier. She is currently working on the topic of food culture for her graduate thesis in Creative Writing in UP Diliman.
P 4,500 Regular
P 4,050 Members, students, AGC employees, early birds who pay in full on or before July 31, 2015

For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88
LOOK FOR: Marj Villaflores, or any education associate

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