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Online: Experimental Food Writing



Gemma Mahadeo




In this workshop, Gemma will encourage participants to write and review food and beverages in a not-quite-traditional manner. We’ll focus on the writer’s natural voice and interests, draw upon references seemingly unrelated to food and try to pinpoint what it is which draws us toward particular examples of writing about food.
A photo of Gemma Mahadeo. Credit: wani Le Frère.


Free places are available in this workshop for writers who would otherwise be unable to attend. Please email [email protected] to access one of these places.

This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn:

  • different structural formats to use for writing reviews
  • to use unrelated knowledge and interests to inform their writing on a specific topic
  • to personally identify what defines ‘good’ writing in everyday, relatable language
  • how to get your reader thinking about and engaging all five senses
  • to enjoy writing and become more confident about inviting your reader along for the ride

About the Tutor:

Gemma Mahadeo came to Australia in 1987. Their poetry and creative non-fiction has appeared in various print and online publications, locally and internationally. In 2019, they wrote the Australia and New Zealand chapter for the book The Bucket List: Beer by Justin Kennedy, and was a regular contributor to the free Melbourne-based beer magazine Froth. They still occasionally update their ancient food blog, Eat Drink Stagger (eatdrinkstagger.com).

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Phone: 03 90947840
Email: [email protected]

Registration for this event ended on 29 July 2022 - 4:00
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