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Friends, Family, and Food: Writing Micro Memoirs About Food in Your Life

September 23, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friends, Family, and Food: Writing Micro Memoirs About Food in Your Life
with Rich Chiappone and Justin Herrmann


Saturday, September 23, 2023
11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm
ZJ Loussac Library, Anchorage

Class Description: Preparing and eating meals together can put relationships in a kind of pressure cooker, creating a delicious opportunity for a writer to examine the human condition. Join us in this hands-on workshop about using the techniques of wildly popular “flash” prose forms to cook up vivid and concise scenes from a lifetime of putting food in our mouths, and love (and every other possible emotion) in our hungry hearts. Like fine cooking, the secret is using only the best ingredients (nouns), the right cooking method (verbs), the perfect spices (adjectives), and just enough heat (adverbs). Nothing to it, right? Come on, it’ll be fun. Writers of all skill levels are welcome.

**Registration for this event is now closed.** 

Registration & Pricing
This class is open to both members and non-members.
-Member Price: $120
-Non-Member Price: $140


Rich Chiappone, the winner of the 2021 Alaska State Foundation for the Arts and Culture Award, is the author of three story collections and the recent novel The Hunger of Crows. His stories have appeared in Playboy, the Sun, The Catamaran Literary Review, Missouri Review, ZYZZYVA, and many other magazines. Chiappone taught in the low residency MFA program at University of Alaska Anchorage, is a former senior associate editor at Alaska Quarterly Review, and a long-time organizer of the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference. He lives with his wife and cat in Homer, Alaska.

Justin Herrmann writes very short fiction. It can be found in journals including Master’s Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Gray’s Sporting Journal and River Styx, and anthologies including Best Small Fictions and Flash Fiction America. He’s the author of the story collection, Highway One, Antarctica. He lives in Homer with his daughter and cat.


September 23, 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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