The Language of Food with Cara Marks
Exercise your senses and unlock the powerful potential of memory in this half-day workshop which focuses on writing about that most evocative of topics – food. Whether you’re a budding food critic, or delight in sprinkling culinary detail into your fiction, Cara Marks will share approaches and techniques to help you get started in food writing. Through a mixture of informal discussion, writing exercises, and by tucking into outstanding examples of the genre, you’ll learn ways to craft delectable texts that will leave your reader hungry for more.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply >>
Cara Marks received an MA in Creative Writing Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia, and is currently researching a PhD on Food and Empathy from a literary perspective at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her short stories have been short- and long-listed for the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Competition (2018); the Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize (2017); and the Mogford Food and Drink Writing Prize (2016). Her writing has also been published in the Commonwealth Literary Journal, adda (2017), The Nervous Breakdown (2016) and elsewhere. Cara teaches adults and young people for NCW, The Public House Norwich and privately, and works as an editor for Lighthouse literary journal. She is working on her first novel. Website