St. Louis Food Media Forum
When: Sat., July 28, and Sun., July 29
Where: Moulin Events & Meetings space, 2017 Chouteau Ave.
Tickets: Tickets are $100 per person. They are limited and can be purchased here.
FEAST Magazine and five local food bloggers, Stefani Pollack, Kimberly Henricks-Friedhoff, Stacy Anderson, Laura Beaver and Stephanie Tolle, are combining efforts to host the first-ever St. Louis Food Media Forum on Sat., July 28, and Sun., July 29, at the Moulin Events & Meetings space, 2017 Chouteau Ave.
This unique workshop will feature Dianne Jacob, author of Will Write for Food, on the first day. Jacob will discuss food writing techniques, reader engagement, recipe writing and getting published. Jacob, who has extensive experience with cookbooks, freelance writing and blogging, says, “Food writing is the most satisfying and exciting way to express ourselves.” The first day will conclude with a happy hour (cash bar) at Vin de Set.
The second day will bring together four premiere St. Louis-based photographers:
- Jonathan Gayman
- Jonathan Pollack
- Jennifer Silverberg
- Corey Woodruff
Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and get hands-on with these talented teachers. After the photography workshop, Ashlyn Brewer from Standing Partnership will discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Kristin Brashares, online editor for FEAST Magazine 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 lead a discussion about how she turned her blog into a brand, and the day will conclude with Catherine Neville, FEAST's publisher and editor, who will talk about how FEAST became a household name in St. Louis.
Food lovers across the St. Louis region, including writers, photographers, bloggers and anyone else that considers themselves “food media,” are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind workshop. The cost of this workshop is $100, which includes attendance on both July 28 and 29 as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.
The host food blogger's blogs include:
- Stefani Pollack: Cupcake Project
- Kimberly Henricks-Friedhoff: Rhubarb and Honey
- Stacy Anderson: Every Little Thing
- Laura Beaver: Food Snob STL
- Stephanie Tolle: Iron Stef