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A Day of Mindful Food Writing

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT

Food Writing

Is your palate leading you to write about food? Do you have an idea for a book, memoir, fiction project, essay or article about food but need a creative boost? Join us for this exciting new food-writing workshop led by Kristine Hansen, a Milwaukee-based nationally published food/drinks and travel writer, paired with a delicious locally sourced lunch by Annie Wegner LeFort of The Mindful Palate.

Prepare for a full day of writing practice and guidance along with a meditative walk through the beautiful grounds of Wellspring. This organic farm is home to a labyrinth, vibrant community-supported-agriculture program, and light-filled workshop space. … all in a relaxed setting where you can focus on food and reconnect with nature.

$90 Early Bird price. $100 after April 15. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT BY APRIL 30.

What you can expect:

–uninterrupted time to write

–tips on how to make money writing about food

–insight about what today’s editors are buying

–a list of food publishers (and their contact info)

–writing prompts (including an edible activity!) to help generate ideas

–group discussion about writing

–a 10-minute private session with Kristine (for the first five students who pay in full)

–a chef-prepared made-from-scratch vegetarian lunch and snack (with take-home recipes)

MENU (subject to seasonal availability):

Mid-morning Snack

Lemon-Lavender Mini Scones with Violet Jam

Spring Lunch

Fresh Pea and Garlic Scape Soup with Mint Oil and Crème Fraîche

Arugula, Watercress, and Spinach Salad with Toasted Nuts, Dried Strawberries, and Goat Cheese Dressing 

White Bean and Sprouted Amaranth Salad with Asparagus and Ramp-Sorrel Pesto

Almond-Oat Bars with Rhubarb Preserves, Vanilla-Lemon Balm Whipped Cream

Wild Herbal Tea

[This is a vegetarian and gluten-free menu. We are able to accommodate other food sensitivities with advance notice. Please inform of us any severe allergies that may require special consideration for cross-contamination.]


Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
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