Food can act as a metaphor in storytelling, whether it be about growing up, representing class, gender and race or anchoring a story in place.
In this tasty online food writing workshop with award-winning writer and arts critic Olivia De Zilva you will explore the importance of food as a device in fictional and autobiographical genres. During the session Olivia will also dig into life writing and unpack how food can shape the way we write about ourselves.
- Learn how to write about food in the context of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, smell and hearing)
- Uncover the power of food through close readings/viewings of iconic food scenes in literature/film/TV/music
- Brainstorm the ways in which food has influenced your life so far and how to write about these
- Work though prompts and exercise that will help you in writing about your own life through food
- Connect with other like-minded writers.
This workshop is presented by the Writers SA No Limits: Young Regional Writers program, however all ages and locations are very welcome to attend this online workshop.
About Olivia De Zilva
Olivia De Zilva is an award-winning writer and arts critic living in Kaurna Land. She received first-class Honours in Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide and was awarded the Deakin Non-Fiction Prize in 2019. She curates the No Wave Poetry reading series each month at the Wheatsheaf hotel.
WSA Member $88 / Non-member $140
No Limits (regional writers aged 30 and under) $20
No Limits workshops are heavily subsidised for regional writers aged 30 and under. If the fee is still a barrier please email [email protected] for the No Limits 50% off or 100% off code to enable you to participate.
This workshop will be delivered online from wherever you are via Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you, please check your spam/junk folders.
—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in or access the No Limits code, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!
—Members of other writing centres in the National Writers Centre Network can access our member discount. Contact [email protected] with your membership number to make your booking.
—Our Youth Membership category also includes a subscription to Voiceworks. Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Join here.
- Starts: February 5th, 2022 2:00 PM
- Finishes: February 5th, 2022 5:00 PM