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Readings for Writers: The Food Memoir with Dawn Drzal and Susan Buckley

We're launching a new author series in 2019: Readings for Writers. Each of these events will feature some of Philly's best writers across all genres sharing both their work and some part of their process - join us to hear great writing AND learn about how great writing is built!

Dawn Drzal and Susan Buckley, authors of two recent food memoirs, share stories and writing tips for how to tell your own food stories and the cathartic reasons for doing so. During this interactive event, you will discover ways to organize what you have to say and how to present it even if you’ve never written anything before. The authors will offer some organizing principles, hints for the writing process, and foolproof suggestions for getting started, which is always the hardest part!

Dawn Drzal, author of "The Bread & the Knife: Life in 26 Bites," is a former cookbook editor and has published articles and essays in the New York Times, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Food & Wine, O, and the Antioch Review. Between 2006 and 2016, she was a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review. Her essays have been anthologized in, among other places, Eat Memory: Great Writers at the Table, edited by Amanda Hesser. She lives in New York City with her son.

Susan Buckley, author of "Eating with Peter," is a New York based writer, editor, and consultant. The co-author of five YA books on American history with Elspeth Leacock, she and Leacock co-authored "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" with Lynda Blackmon Lowery. She was the founding editor of AppleSeeds Magazine and is the author of many children’s books.

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