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Write Here, Write Now: Eating Your Words with Chris Malloy

Date(s): Monday, September 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona time
Generative Workshop, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Mixed Genre
Cost: $5

About this Event

Need ideas to help you get started writing? Take a dip into our classes before you dive in! Presented in partnership with Phoenix College and Changing Hands Bookstore, Write Here, Write Now is a monthly pop-up workshop every 4th Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

This month: Eating Your Words: How to Write Intelligently and Effectively About Food with Chris Malloy

Food writing can be a windowpane, a microscope, a telescope, a Palantir. Even when writing fiction or non-fiction you wouldn’t deem food writing, approaching food the right way draws in your reader on a deep, sensory level. In this course, we’ll talk about how to tease the senses, about how to deploy food to drop the reader into a scene. We’ll also taste food and get into the weeds of description. Then we’ll move on to food as a tool for seeing. How can we use food to speak about food-adjacent subjects, like culture, history, hopes, and dreams? And for those interested, how might you get started in the world of food journalism?

Please note: given the spread of COVID-19, this workshop has moved online. If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at 240.593.1757 or

About the Author

Chris Malloy is the former food editor and current food critic at Phoenix New Times. He writes news, criticism, profiles, short features, longform, and experimental work. His writing has run in outlets like The CounterCivil EatsSaveur, and The Boston Globe and picked up a few awards, including from the Association of Food Journalists and Society for Features Journalism.