Southern Food Writing Conference
May 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – May 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am
The Southern Food Writing Conference Announces 2012 Program
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2012) – The Southern Food Writing Conference today announced the lineup of speakers who will participate in the inaugural Conference, to be held May 17th and 18th, 2012 in Knoxville, TN, as a new addition to the International Biscuit Festival. The Conference celebrates the tradition of Southern food writing and its important connection to the culture of the South.
The Conference program is designed to attract food enthusiasts, professional food writers, food bloggers, and lovers of all things Southern. The Conference sessions mix educational, artistic and vocational topics that examine various facets of Southern food and culture.
“We are excited to expand the cultural offerings of the International Biscuit Festival with this first Southern Food Writing Conference,” said John Craig, Biscuit Boss and lead organizer of the Conference. “Our goal is to provide a fun and informative gathering for professionals and amateurs alike,” added Craig. “Some of the most noted food and culture writers from across the Southeast will delve into a variety of topics that any Southern food lover will find entertaining.”
Confirmed speakers include:
Brett Anderson – Restaurant Critic New Orleans Times Picayune
Sheri Castle – Author The New Southern Garden Cookbook
Jennifer Cole – Features Editor Southern Living
Nathalie Dupree / Cynthia Graubart – Authors Southern Biscuits
John Egerton – Author and Journalist Southern Food
Mark and Sherry Guenther – Owners Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill
Jason Horn / Shaun Chavis – Co-founders Food Blog South
Regan Huff – Acquisitions Editor UGA Press
Jennifer Justus – Food Culture Writer The Tennessean
Jack Neely – Columnist and Author Metro Pulse
Fred Sauceman – Author ETSU
Elizabeth Sims – Author Tupelo Honey Café Cookbook
Barbara Swell – Author The Lost Art of Pie Making
Fred Thompson – Author Barbecue Nation
Session topics will range from a discussion of cookbook development and design, to an overview of the best Southern food blogs, to a conversation about the intersection of Southern food and Southern culture. Attendees will learn about the production of Sorghum, and about the current obsession with Southern food in places like New York and Chicago.
Early Bird Registration for the Southern Food Writing Conference is available from March 1st until April 1st at just $295. The registration fee covers all Conference sessions and all meals, including a special dinner at Blackberry Farm, voted the #1 Resort in North America and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine.
After April 1st, Conference Registration will be $325. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. The Crowne Plaza Knoxville is the headquarters hotel for the Conference and offers special rates for Conference attendees.
The Southern Food Writing Conference is presented by the International Biscuit Festival, in partnership with Stokely Hospitality Enterprises.
For more information about the Southern Food Writing Conference, go to southernfoodwriting.com or contact John Craig at (865) 384-7290 or email@example.com.