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special writing workshop from Kathleen Finn

October 13, 2010
Kathleen Finn is the real deal.

She’s the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. I remember listening to her interviews on NPR for the book and knew I liked her. She’s also the Chair of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers section ofthe International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

I’ve spent more time than I care to admit reading her blog this week. Every word means something. Nothing is wasted. Her writing is inspiring and shocking (in a good way) in how each word has weight, but it all comes off as effortless. I don’t know how she does it. But she does. Every single post is pure craft and art and full of life.

Kathleen is  running a writing workshop weekend over November 5-7.  I want to go. And she’s offering all of the Pity Party-ers a discount to the workshop.

There are only a couple of spaces left. The cost for the weekend is $345, but for Pity Party participants  can sign up for $295. That includes a champagne reception (it’s like she totally understands us), all meals except Sunday lunch, wine (again, she totally understands what we need), snacks and 2 1/4 days of course work. Get all the details here: HungryForWords_Intensive_Food Writing_November2010 (PDF)

This is based on a weekend writing class that Kathleen do at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle once a year. Go. The agenda sounds brilliant. And you’ll be a better writer when you come home. (Also, you’re saving $50, so that is brilliant.)

Help with her next book

Also, here’s your chance to help Kathleen with her next book, Changing Courses. And she has prizes. She totally gets us.

Kathleen is seeking volunteer recipe testers for her next book. She gives away incentive prizes each month. This past month, the prizes included a great Wusthof chef’s knife, Calphalon cookware and more. If people test six recipes or more and provide feedback, they’ll be included in the acknowledgements section of her next book. All the recipes are designed to teach techniques to inspire more confidence in home cooking. Just send Kathleen an email for information.

Thanks, Kathleen!

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