Food Writing for Beginners with Soleil Ho - In Person

Sunday, May 7, 2023 9:30am to 12:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A 4-session series on Sundays in May: 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Students are welcome to bring in snacks to consume during the class, as no meal is included in the workshop. Class is limited to 20 students, including a few tickets for those seeking financial assistance. Email to inquire about financial assistance options. Masks are welcome.

In this course, we’ll be focusing on the craft of food writing. These four sessions will serve as a crash course for beginners and those hoping to break into the food writing world with stories of their own to tell. We’ll talk about how to go beyond describing a dish as simply “delicious,” how to find compelling food stories out in the wild, how food criticism actually works; and we’ll even strategize on pitching editors for real. This course will be a mix of reading discussions, Q&A, and in-the-moment writing prompts.


Until becoming an opinion columnist, Soleil Ho (they/them) was the restaurant critic for The San Francisco Chronicle from 2019-2023. They were previously a host and founder of the Racist Sandwich podcast, a freelance food and pop culture writer, and a restaurant worker. 

Photo by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash