"Eat Your Words" Food Writing Workshop at Changing Hands Bookstore June 24

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Phoenix New Times Managing Editor will dish on tips and tricks for the art of food writing.
Whether you consider yourself a knowledgeable food-ist or just an amateur eater with a passion for words, there's always room for improvement when it comes to writing about what you eat. There are words to avoid ("yummy," for example) and ethical guidelines to follow, as well as a whole slew of other unappetizing pitfalls you'll want to avoid.

In an upcoming writing workshop, called "Eat Your Words," Phoenix New Times Managing Editor and Chow Bella Editor Amy Silverman will cover these topics and more, offering tips and tricks for writing anything and everything about food.

See also: Food Words You Shouldn't Use, According to New York Times Critics Past and Present

The "Eat Your Words" workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe. Topics covered will include words to avoid, ethical guidelines, and specifics on how to get your work published or start your own food blog.

Silverman has been with the New Times for more than 20 years. Under her direction, the paper's food blog Chow Bella has won numerous awards, including being named Best Feature Blog by the Arizona Press Club in 2013.

The "Eat Your Words" workshop costs $25 a person; snacks will be provided. Pre-payment and registration is required. Call 480-730-0205.

For more information visit the Changing Hands website.

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Changing Hands Bookstore

6428 S. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ

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The problem with most "food writing" and especially reviews is that in order to properly write well about food and especially REVIEW food, you have to really KNOW food and everything from farm to table.

The unfortunate issue outside of major national publications with actual food talent, is that we get misguided stories from people that are writers first, that like to eat food, and then share their amateur OPINION unobjectively and influence people that don't know otherwise.

Small publication food reviews should be ousted completely, they are a joke.

Food journalism needs food people that want to write. Not writers that think their amateur taste opinion and Wikipedia searches make them a viable food writer.

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