Instructors announced for Okanagan Food & Wine Writers’ Workshop
KELOWNA, BC: July 6, 2015 – The Okanagan Food & Wine Writers’ Workshop announces its 2015 faculty of editors and award-winning writers. Held annually over a weekend in Kelowna, this program combines exclusive food and wine experiences and a professional development writing workshop. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada, and open to writers of all levels.
“Every year, the Workshop brings together a handful of Canada’s top food, wine, and travel writers and editors. We engage in discussions about culinary trends to sessions on the art and craft of writing about the experiences of eating, cooking, and drinking,” says workshop producer and writer Jennifer Cockrall-King.
The 2015 faculty are:
- Marcello Di Cintio is the author of three books of travelogue including, most recently, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. Walls won the 2013 Shaugnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Di Cintio is also a magazine writer whose work can be found in publications such asThe Walrus, Canadian Geographic, The International New York Times, Condé Nast Traveller and Afar.
- Claudia Cusano grew up with a love of food, family, and friendship. Cusano is editor for NUVO Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for the Canadian sophisticate. The food served at the countless dinner tables of a generation of Italian-Canadian immigrants informed her gastronomic motto: I’d rather not eat if it’s not good food.
- Jill Foran is the editor of WestJet Magazine (formerly known as up!), a role she adores because it brings together perfectly her two greatest passions: travel and the written word. She has been working as a writer and editor in the publishing industry for nearly 20 years.
- Jennifer Cockrall-King is a freelance food writer, author of Food and the City (Prometheus Books, 2012), and the up-coming Food Artisans of the Okanagan (TouchWood Editions, 2016). She runs the workshop “for the sheer love of being around people who share the same passion for food, wine, and writing.”
This year’s workshop is based out of the Manteo Resort and the Hotel Eldorado, Kelowna, September 11 through 13. “The relatively small size of the workshop ensures that writers really get quality time with mentors. Many writers have gone on to realize their writing dreams after this workshop, whether its getting their first professional writing assignment or landing a cookbook deal,” says Cockrall-King.
Early-bird registration pricing is available at foodwinewriters.com until July 15.