Sundress Academy for the Arts Presents “Finding an Appetite: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Food Writing”

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is proud to present the next installment of their workshop series, “Finding an Appetite: Poetry Creative Nonfiction, and Food Writing.”  This workshop will be led by Katie Culligan and will be held in Room 252 in the Hodges Library from 6 to 7 pm on October 28th. This event is free and open to the public.

Mark Twain said, “Part of the secret of success is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” When we begin to consider this active role that food plays in our lives and bodies, we must think about the senses, the land we live on, our families, both nuclear and national, and the labor-system-latticework we all must somehow live in the cracks of. In this workshop, we will investigate together how these considerations, and how food writing in general, can enrich your personal essays and poetry. If you’ve ever grown a mint plant in your kitchen, or waited a table, or eaten a hot dog that your mother cut up to look like an octopus, then you have enough to write about for the foreseeable future. Writers we read together will include those who specialize in both journalism and lyric nonfiction. We will not be reading Mark Twain.

Katie Culligan is a nonfiction writer living in Knoxville, TN, where she is the Fall 2019 Writer in Residence at Sundress Academy for the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2019 Eleanora Burke Award for Nonfiction and the Margaret Artley Woodruff Award for Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee. Recent work appears in Geometry, Noble/ Gas Qtrly, Columbia Journal, American Chordata, and others. She can be reached at katieculliganwriting.com

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee Creative Writing Program and is free and open to the public.

The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ residency that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.

Sundress Academy for the Arts Announces Special Dining Event for Charity


Sundress Academy for the Arts Announces
Special Dining Event for Charity

 

The Sundress Academy of the Arts, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, is excited to host a late summer fundraiser on Saturday, September 8th at the Birdhouse Knoxville (800 N 4th Ave) from 6PM to 8PM.  

A three-course dinner and drinks will be served, featuring lamb locally sourced from Firefly Farms, as well as vegetarian and vegan side options. Each dish will be paired with a speciality cocktail crafted by noted spirits writer Sam Slaughter.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. All funds raised from the dinner will be allocated for programs on the farm including programs for the LGBTQIA community, workshops for veterans and sexual assault survivors, and more.


 

To reserve your ticket, please visit:
https://squareup.com/store/sundress-publications/item/dinner-drink-a-safta-fundraising-event

 

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The Sundress Academy for the Arts (SAFTA) is an artists’ residency that hosts workshops, retreats, and residencies for writers, actors, filmmakers, and visual artists. All are guided by experienced, professional instructors from a variety of creative disciplines who are dedicated to cultivating the arts in East Tennessee.

 

Sundress Academy for the Arts’ CookBook, Featuring Poet and Filmmaker Nicole M. K. Eiden

CookBook, a video podcast branch of Sundress Publications, is pleased to announce the latest episode featuring poet, filmmaker, and award-winning baker Nicole M.K. Eiden. This episode, as well as all previous episodes, can be found on our website.

nicoleCookBook is a video series brought to you by SAFTA, and hosted by poet and food-enthusiast Darren C. Demaree. Each episode features Demaree and guest as they prepare food (recipe provided by the guest) and have a conversation about anything and everything. Guests on CookBook range from writers, artists, musicians, publishers, and community members, and come from all corners of the world.

Join Darren and Nicole as they prepare an amaretto pear and dried cherry leaf lattice pie and discuss her poetry, Ohio, and the challenges of baking in 90-degree weather.

Darren C. Demaree is living in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children. He is the author of five poetry collections, and is the recipient of six Pushcart Prize nominations. Currently, he is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry.

Nicole M. K. Eiden is an award-winning poet and filmmaker whose work captures the simple challenges and beauty of ordinary life. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she has made New Orleans her home for the last seventeen years. Nicole holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Communications degree in video production from Ohio University.

For more information regarding CookBook, check out our website, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@SAFTAcast) and Facebook!