New CookBook Features Essayist Amanda Page

CookBook, part of of Sundress Publications, recently released the first episode of
 2016/17 season featuring teacher and essayist Amanda Page. The latest episode, as well as all episodes from the previous season, can be found on our website.

CookBook is a video series brought created by the Sundress Academy for the Arts and hosted by poet and food-enthusiast Darren C. Demaree.  Each episode features the making of some food (recipe provided by the guest) and includes a long conversation about anything and everything.  The guests—which range from an eclectic group of writers, artists, publishers, community members, musicians, and ecstatics—come from all corners of the world.

Host Darren C. Demaree brings charismatic charm that complements featured writers and their prepared dishes. Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.  He is the author of five poetry collections.  He is the recipient of six Pushcart Prize nominations.  Currently, he is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.

Guests on CookBook offer a comprehensive range of various authors across the country. Join Darren and Amanda as they discuss Sandra Cisneros and Alabama all while cooking a delicious peach cobbler.


Amanda Page teaches writing and humanities courses to nursing students at a single purpose institution. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama and holds a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Writing & Women’s History from Ohio University. She writes about personal finance, student loan debt, higher education, and the art of the personal essay for various print and online publications. Learn more about her work at



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