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826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: Writing About Food
Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, United States
Join us for the next panel in our Writing Series for Adults: Food Writing! Our panelists will discuss writing about food in various media: blogs, newspapers, and books. We will also talk about the business side of the genre: how to go about composing a recipe, review a restaurant, and how to get published.
The seminar will be held Thursday, May 14, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at 826LA East. Tickets are $25 and non-refundable.
Colleen Dunn Bates
Colleen Dunn Bates is the owner of Prospect Park Books, a small publishing company based in Pasadena. Since her days at the journalism school at USC, she has worked as a radio newswriter, editor of a weekly community newspaper, editor of the food-focused Gault Millau guidebooks, freelance writer, food editor of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and book author. In the 1980s and early '90s, she was the restaurant critic and food writer for L.A. Style magazine; currently she writes about restaurants for Westways, as well as for her own book, EAT: Los Angeles, and for the website eat-la.com.
Jessica Gelt writes about restaurants and nightlife for the Los Angeles Times. She also co-edits the Times' food blog, The Daily Dish. Her favorite foods are crème brulee, hot-and-sour soup, and clam chowder.
Jonathan Gold is a former restaurant critic for Los Angeles magazine, California magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. He presently writes for Gourmet magazine and LA Weekly. He is also the author ofCounter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles, published in 2000. He regularly appears on radio programs such as KCRW's Good Food and This American Life. In 2007 he became the first food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Jeanne Kelley is the author of Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden. She also wrote Holiday Baking, a Williams-Sonoma Cookbook. In 1986 Kelley started at Bon Appetit as a recipe tester before becoming an on-staff editor. She has been a contributing editor at Bon Appetit for ten years. Jeanne is a frequent contributor to Cooking Light magazine. She has also written for Fine Cooking,Prevention, Natural Health, Islands, and Spa magazines. She maintains a website, Jeanne Kelley Kitchen, along with the Eat Fresh blog.
Pat Saperstein has written the local food blog EatingLA for five years. One of the first local food blogs, it won the L.A. Press Club's best individual blog award in 2006. She has also covered the entertainment business for many years, first for Le Film Francais and currently for Variety. She contributed to the guidebook EAT: Los Angeles and freelances for publications including the Los Angeles Times.
Moderator: Christine Moore
Christine Moore has worked as a pastry chef at places such as Campanile, Les Deux, and Gerard Mulot in France. After leaving the world of baking to raise a family, she started making candy at home, which grew into Little Flower Candy Company. Her artisan caramels and marshmallows are now shipped all over the country from Little Flower Cafe in Pasadena, which also serves thoughtfully prepared pastry and lunch fare.
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826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.
Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
With this in mind, we provide after-school and in-school tutoring, creative workshops, field trips, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications.
All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.