Conference Schedule 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Writing through Food with Susan Nguyen
Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: Basha, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Memoir, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Short Stories
Tags: Food, Memory, Childhood, Culture, Politics
About the Session
From our dinner plates to Netflix specials like Ugly Delicious, food is everywhere. We care about food not only because it nourishes our bodies, but also because it allows us to access intimate parts of our lives and memories: our childhood, family, culture, community, and politics. Food is an important part of storytelling and vital to how we understand ourselves and our communities—that's why shows like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown are so popular. In this session, attendees will explore memories associated with food and will leave with ideas to write about those significant experiences in a compelling way.