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The cookbook as chronicle – of a region, a family, a life, an era – has been and continues to be a rich genre, full of potential for the seasoned as well as half-ripe writer!
Putting together even a slim little collection of family-favourite recipes, or the specialities of a once-agile aunt or parent’s wizardry at the table, the anecdotes surrounding them, is a beautiful way to cherish, even pay homage, to chronicle, a way of life.
If you believe the saying that ‘cooking is love made edible’, and writing about it renders all of it even more memorable, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will be conducted by writer Gouri Dange, who has written extensively on food – and found a way to lace even her fiction with food-stories.
Three-day (three hours a day), this workshop would guide people who want to write family chronicles, family or community cookbooks, or write personal food-related memoirs, that stir together food, anecdotes, memories.
This workshop is for people who want to go ahead and plan to put together one particular book, perhaps for the family or for an elder’s birthday or anniversary, for future generations, for a reunion group…. It would be of use to writers taking on such projects for a client too.
While each participant may have very specific needs to put together such a book, the facilitator would show participants the pre-writing and writing tools needed for such a project. This would involve modules and exercises and timeframes on how to:
By the end of the three days, participants will be able to build and finalize their specific, ready-to-
start cookbook project with workable timelines and deadlines.
Novelist & Columnist
Popular columnist, novelist, editor and counsellor, Gouri Dange has been working and playing with words for the last 20 years. Her writing workshops draw a range of participants, where the emphasis is on helping people find their writerly voice. She is the author of three novels, four books on parenting, a children’s book, a book on a tyrant dog, and is currently working on two more books. She teaches Creative Writing at FLAME University.
One of the genres she has written extensively in, is food.