Learn Food Writing Online with Gotham Writers’ Workshop and The New York Times Knowledge Network

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Gotham Writers' Workshop to present comprehensive online Food Writing workshops in collaboration with The New York Times Knowledge Network.

Now anyone anywhere can learn to become a food writer through new online workshops featuring The New York Times

Aspiring food writers can now learn their craft from any location on the globe – so long as they have an Internet connection – when they enroll in Gotham Writers’ Workshop’s 11-week Food Writing workshop presented in collaboration with The New York Times Knowledge Network.

This comprehensive online class will be taught by Evan Rail, a professional writer who has written about food and travel for The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Concierge.com and Imbibe, and features a week-long online visit with Kim Severson, a cookbook author and staff writer for the Dining section of The New York Times.

During the first 10 weeks of class, the instructor covers the full spectrum of food writing—reviews, memoirs, essays, articles, blogs, books—as well as such writing craft elements as description, structure, voice, and angles. Students will also learn how and where to market their work. During the final week, the guest writer from The Times answers student questions in a week-long Q&A.    

Gotham’s online writing classes, selected “Best of the Web” by Forbes, serve up everything one would find in the school’s popular New York City workshops—lectures on craft, class discussions, writing exercises, and personal feedback from a professional writer. The small class size, only 16 students, facilitates discussion and extensive student-teacher interaction.

Appropriate for the beginning food writer or an experienced professional, the school’s food writing workshops help participants take their writing to the next level. Busy writers appreciate the online format that fits any schedule, allowing students to participate in class from home, the office or an Internet café.

This Food Writing workshop begins on May 11, 2010. Early enrollment is recommended as class size is strictly limited. Additional workshops will be offered online throughout the year.

Interested students can obtain additional information or enroll by visiting NYTKN.WritingClasses.com or calling 1-877-974-8377 toll-free.

Gotham also offers a five-week How to Freelance online seminar and 11-week Article Writing I, Advanced Article Writing, and Travel Writing workshops in collaboration with The New York Times Knowledge Network.

For additional information, contact Andre Becker, President, Gotham Writers’ Workshop via email andre(at)write(dot)org or by calling 1-877-974-8377.

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