Family, Food, and Place: A Memoir Writing Workshop with Ava Chin

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 @ 10:30am - 3:30pm

Fee (includes coffee break & lunch): $125/adult; $115/student & senior; $100/MOCA Member

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Explore the craft of memoir and first-person narratives in this day-long writing workshop open to all levels. Through discussions, observation exercises, and writing prompts, we will explore the ways in which family, food, and place can be catalysts for unlocking our memories and uncovering our stories. There will be plenty of time for writing. Ava will also share her perspective on the writing life.

Ava Chin is the author of the award-winning “Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal”, which Library Journal named one of the "Best Books of 2014." Described by Kirkus Reviews as "A delectable feast of the heart”, “Eating Wildly” won 1st Prize in the MFK Fisher Book Awards 2015. Ava Chin's writing has appeared in the New York Times (as the "Urban Forager"), Marie Claire, the Village Voice, and Saveur, among others. An associate professor of creative nonfiction at CUNY, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter. The Huffington Post named her one of "9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading."