2014 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop
May 9 through 11 in Kelowna, BC
**UPDATE FEB 20, 2014: Instructors for 2014 workshop just announced! Click here to see this year's amazing faculty.**
The Okanagan Food & Wine Writers’ Workshop is a professional development and gastronomic experience developed by Canadian writer Jennifer Cockrall-King. In 2014, the 5th workshop comes to life again in Kelowna, British Columbia, in the Okanagan Valley, an unparalleled food and wine region in North America.
The workshop is open to writers of all levels, and is designed to inform, inspire, and motivate writers as they move their careers forward through professional development workshops. The experiential elements “out in the field” connect food, wine and travel writers with the top chefs, bakers, winemakers, cheesemakers, fishmongers, restaurateurs, growers, distillers, orchardists and foragers of the region. Most of all, Okanagan Food & Wine Writers’ establishes a growing collegial network of food, wine and travel writers in what can be a solitary and remote occupation.
The 2014 workshop takes place at The Cove Lakeside Resort, a scenic property on the shores of Okanagan Lake, just minutes from many world-class wineries and food experiences.
Special room rates for the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers’ Workshop at The Cove Lakeside Resort (starting at $119 per night per room) will be extended to workshop participants arriving early or staying on. The workshop takes place during the last weekend of Spring Wine Festival in Kelowna.
Also new in 2014, the core workshop will take place Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, featuring more hands-on writing sessions from some of North America's best food, wine and travel writers and editors. Working closely again with our partners at Tourism Kelowna and Distinctly Kelowna Tours, we’ll offer spectacular pre- and post-workshop culinary and winery experiences for writers to put their new skills and knowledge into practice right away. (Details will be announced in early 2014.)
Schedule notes and the 2014 instructor panel, will be announced early February 2014. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @foodwinewriters for the latest updates. And visit our blog page for food and wine announcements from the Okanagan Valley, as well as food/wine writing-related news, resources and tips.
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