Last year, some of my awesome food blogging friends put together the Food Media Forum, "the first ever food media conference to be held in St. Louis." The conference is returning bigger and better this summer.
This year's conference features keynote speakers Aki and Alex from Ideas in Food. The schedule includes sessions on restaurant reviewing, recipe writing, blog design, photography & video, using social media, and marketing & branding. Since the conference is being held at a culinary school, there will be hands-on plating & style, knife skills, and photography sessions as well.
There are also several writing workshops: feature writing & interviewing, freelance writing, and cookbook writing. I am teaching a session on the craft of writing (on Saturday, August 10, from 9:00-10:00 am), focusing on descriptive writing. My plan is to include a couple activities involving tasting and writing to stimulate your creativity.
The Forum is being held August 9-11 at The Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College. Special early bird pricing runs through the end of the month. You can purchase tickets online.
Hope to see you there!