I’m speaking at a food writing workshop in October. Consider this my invitation to you to have lunch with me and listen to my talk about food writing.
Nikka Sarthou and I were colleagues in a small internet company ten years ago and we got along well. But the vagaries of our daily tasks then are all but lost to my memory and so was she when I transferred to another dot-bust. It was to my great surprise then, when I read about an interesting start-up called Writer’s Block Philippines. Nikka was one of the co-founders and freelance writers joining Niña Terol-Zialcita and Ana Santos whose group is aimed to consolidate and educate freelance writers.
A group whose philosophy, (“Form, Substance and Function, 101% of the time”) caters to one of my deepest passions, writing, WBP is a spark that encourages pushing pen to paper or pounding on the keyboard. Established only this year, Nikka said that they decided to put up the group writing workshop because of the trio’s fervor for the written word. “We’re all writers who realized that there’s no venue for writers to talk shop — unlike photographers and other professionals,” Nikka says.
WBP has organized several workshops already this year but in October, they’ll be hosting their very first food writing workshop titled, “eat.write.love.” To be held at the Adarna Food & Culture restaurant in Quezon City, I will be speaking along with Giney Villar, Adarna’s executive chef. I’m told that Chef Giney will be serving quite the sumptuous lunch to all the participants, a meal characteristic of the classical Filipino cuisine that Adarna is known for. It’ll be quite the day, both for the stomach and the mind.
So, please join me if you can. It would be quite the pleasure for me to meet some of my readers, especially those with an inclination to (food) writing. The P2,500 fee per participant includes lectures, lunch, and a snack. For more information on eat.write.love., click here.
Writer’s Block Philippines website
Adarna Food & Culture
119 Kalayaan Avenue