Edible Communities Presents National Food Writing Conference in Iowa City October 2-4

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Edible Institute – the philanthropic and educational arm of the Edible Communities family of magazines – will host its first national conference of food writers - "Eating Words: The Edible Institute Food Writing Conference in the City of Literature"- in the only UNESCO-designated “City of Literature” in North America: Iowa City.

On October 2nd through 4th, Edible Institute – the philanthropic and educational arm of the Edible Communities family of magazines – will host its first national conference of food writers in the only UNESCO-designated “City of Literature” in North America: Iowa City.

The conference will feature nationally known and award winning speakers and presenters such as Barry Estabrook, Elissa Altman, Terry Walters, Brian Halweil and Sherri Vinton. Participants will enjoy a wide variety of keynote speeches and breakouts, all designed to help professional and aspiring food writers hone their craft and “Bridge the Digital Divide” from print to photography and blog to tweet.

“It’s a great opportunity for veteran and novice alike,” co-chair and Edible Communities founder Tracey Ryder said. “The best part is that participants will have the chance to take an article ‘from pitch to publication,’ finding a story among our sponsors, pitching live to professional editors, then writing and submitting all in the space of a weekend.”

Sessions during the conference range from “The Business of Blogging” and “The Food-Centered Memoir” to “Making your photos POP!” and “Building the Best Book Proposal.”

Side activities abound that weekend as well, including a guided pub crawl, tour of the Iowa City farmers market, the Northside Brewfest, and the Iowa City Book Festival.

Niman Ranch is the title sponsor of the event, alongside Frontier Co-op, Simply Organic, and Sterling Epicure. The Julia Child Foundation sponsored scholarships.

Space is limited and tickets and additional details are available online at EatingWords.org.

EdibleFeast.com is home to the family of 85+ Edible Communities publications that have energized the conversation around local food in small towns and big cities all across North America. From the west coast to the Great Plains to the rocky shores of New England, millions have discovered the simple pleasure that comes from eating fresh foods cultivated locally by people who care about our local food systems.

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