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Summary Food Writing with Andy Lynes: Online Evening Course

Help discover the talented food writer within you by joining our new, online course with food writer and author, Andy Lynes. Over four sessions, Andy will cover a different food writing theme, from constructing restaurant reviews and food and drink features, to discovering exactly what it is that editors want and how to pitch successfully.

Andy will guide you through a series of short presentations and writing exercises, and facilitate peer feedback in a series of fun, engaging and informative interactive sessions, which will help you discover your own unique food writing voice. Using examples of work from some of history’s best food writers, you will analyse and discuss the secrets behind what makes writing both impactful and memorable, and be joined by special guest speakers from the world of food and drink journalism who will share their insider knowledge and experience.

Brighton-based Andy has been writing about food, drink and travel for the national press and specialising in restaurants and chefs for nearly two decades. He has also spent time as restaurant critic, is a former food editor for the Metro, and was a contributing editor to the influential American magazine, Food Arts. He has written four books and is the founder of Brighton's Best Restaurant Awards and the related Brighton restaurant festival, OctoberBest.

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What you'll learn Food Writing with Andy Lynes: Online Evening Course

Week 1: An introduction to food writing including how to write about flavour.

Week 2: Writing food and drink features including building a network of food and drink contacts, how to structure a piece of food writing, and how critical appreciation of the best food writing can improve your own work.

Week 3: Writing restaurant reviews including how to identify and avoid food writing cliches with a guest speaker.

Week 4: Food and drink-themed travel writing with a guest speaker.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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