23 Feb Writing your passion: Food blogging an international city
— by board member Ethan Chung
Seattle is a city full of flavor. Join food bloggers/writers Keren Brown (author of â€œFood Loverâ€™s Guide to Seattle), Jess Thomson (author of â€œTop Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts: Secrets and Recipes for the Home Bakerâ€) and Jay Friedman (Seattle Weekly columnist and sex educator) in a discussion about how they got started and where theyâ€™re going in blogging and beyond Monday at 7 p.m. at Fisher Plaza — the final session of the 2012 SPJ Continuing Education Series!
Jay Friedman is a â€œfreelance food writer and gastronautâ€”global explorer of things gourmet and, well, not-so-gourmet.â€ The New York native will discuss his beginnings in food writing and his mission in his trade.
Jess Thomson is a freelance writer for several local and national publications and recipe developer. She is eagerly awaiting the release of her second cookbook, â€œPike Place Market Recipes,â€ in May. Jess will share how she developed her voice as a food writer and created an engaged audience with her work.
Keren Brown created Foodportunity, a networking event for the Seattle food community that brings writers, culinary industry professionals, restaurateurs, food companies and food-passionate people together to discuss (most) everyoneâ€™s favorite topic â€“ food. Keren will speak about how she took blog writing to the next level by writing her recently released book â€œFood Loversâ€™ Guide to Seattle.â€
After each panelist speaks about their respective topics, they will field two to three questions. Once each discussion is complete and topic-related questions are answered, the panel will tackle a few moderated questions from Ethan Chung and open up to general questions from the audience.
The session is free for SPJ members and $10 for nonmembers and as always, pizza will be served thanks to a generous donation from Zeek’s Pizza.