ONLINE: Savoring Your Words: Writing Your Food Traditions

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ― Ruth Reichl
Learn how to convey the most elemental of experiences in words that will be savored long after your work is read. We’ll read compelling food narratives and give you the ingredients to create essays that capture your food heritage. [ALL LEVELS]
This class will now be held virtually via Zoom. Details on how to join the class will be provided upon registration.
About the instructor: Ellen Birkett Morris has written about food for Cooking Light, The National Culinary Review, NPR’s Kitchen Window, Gastronomica, Alimentum and The Courier-Journal. Ellen edited an international cookbook for the Louisville Metro Office for International Affairs, based in Louisville, Kentucky, where she resides.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $13 for Co-op owners and can be purchased here and in-store at our Hospitality Desk.

ONLINE: Writing the Stories of Your Life

November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - November 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
“To Be a Person is to Have a Story to Tell,” Isak Denison
Join me on three Wednesdays, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th, for “Writing the Stories of Your Life” via Zoom from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. From beginners to experienced writers, we are like the old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse as we share our writings and provide tips and support for each other in our writing journeys.
The world is and has always been a bewildering place. Humankind evolved to seek out one another through the unique gift of sharing our stories. As children, we found comfort – from the never-give-up spirit of “The Little Engine That Could,” to the restored belief in things we cannot see in “The Polar Express.” Today, in an age where our ties to one another are frayed and incivility is pervasive, we can turn to each other and embrace a growing movement to restore the art of story writing, telling and sharing to its rightful place in building connection and community.
Based on the experience of past classes, you will have the time of your life as you laugh, cry and stand in awe of the shared experiences of interesting lives and different perspectives. As one student observed, “Each participant is gently nudged … to explore one’s own place in the world through his or her writing. Whether one seeks to be a published author or simply aspires to write in a journal for enjoyment, Sylvia’s expertise and her zest for storytelling are sure to inspire.” (Meredith Plant)
Join me and get hooked on the power of stories to improve your life and those of others.
This class is offered in partnership with our friends at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning and is appropriate for ALL
This is a three-part series and will take place via Zoom on November 3rd, 10th and 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Tickets are $39 for general admission, $33 for Co-op owners.
Information about how to log into the Zoom meeting will be sent via email.