St. Louis Food Media Forum

Hello, dear readers! Ever dreampt about attending a fabulous food writing conference right here in St. Louis? Well, now you can!

I’m excited to announce that Rhubarb and Honey, in conjuction with fellow St. Louis food blogs Cupcake Project, Every Little Thing, Food Snob STL, and Iron Stef, and local food publication, FEAST Magazine, have teamed up to host the first ever St. Louis Food Media Forum, to be held on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, 2012.

St. Louis Food Media Forum; logo design by IronStef

Kicking off this unique, two-day workshop is Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food, who will spend the first day discussing food writing techniques, reader engagement, recipe writing, and getting published. Ms. Jacob has extensive experience with cookbooks, freelance writing, and blogging … and I cannot wait to hear all that she has to say!

Day two brings together four premiere St. Louis-based photographers, Jonathan Gayman, Jonathan Pollack, Jennifer Silverberg, and Corey Woodruff, who’ll be showing us tips and tricks to getting a great shot … and I’ll definitely be bringing my camera because these talented folks know a thing or two about taking amazing food photos, and they’re eager to share their knowledge!

After the photography workshop, Ashlyn Brewer from Standing Partnership will discuss search engine optimization (and let’s face it, who doesn’t need a little help understanding this often confusing topic), and Kristin Brashares, online editor for FEAST, will discuss the food writing “Code of Ethics” used by FEAST and how it relates to the blog world. Cheryl Sousan, better known as Tidy Mom, will also lead a discussion about how she turned her blog into a brand, and the day will close with Catherine Neville, FEAST’s publisher and editor, who will talk about how FEAST became a household name in St. Louis.

Seriously, folks … if you write about food, blog about food, or just love to take photographs of your food, you’ll want to attend this one-of-a-kind workshop. The best part? Tickets are only $100, which includes attendance on both July 28 and 29 as well as breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day!

Tickets are limited though, so grab yours today from Brown Paper Tickets … I hope to see you there!

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  • kitchenriffs

    Sounds like a swell time.  Just my luck though – I have out of town company that weekend!  Would love to learn more about SEO – I don’t really pay much attention to it (I know I should!) but it seems rather mysterious.  And I’d love to meet Diane Jacob.  I used to be in publishing (not food, although my office was next to the editor that did the CIA books – does that count? ;-) and I’ll bet we know some of the same people.  Anyway, sounds like an awesome event.