I've corralled another great team of experienced, award-winning, multi-talented writers, editors, and authors as our professional development instructors. Our round-table disucssions are themed, but tend to follow the questions and queries of the group. This year, we'll also be working on some new writing throughout the workshop, and you'll have a chance to work closely with an instructor to hone your piece of writing on the last day.
AMY ROSEN is a James Beard nominated journalist and the acting food editor at Chatelaine magazine. Her weekly "Dish" recipe column runs in the National Post. She's a regular contributor to enRoute, Food & Wine, Food Arts, Maclean's, Cooking Light, and the Globe & Mail, among others. A story Amy wrote appears in the American anthology, the "Best Food Writing", and her first novel, "Indigestion" will be released soon. Follow Amy on Twitter and at www.amyrosen.com.
SHELLEY BOETTCHER is the executive editor of Wine Access magazine, and a wine columnist at the Calgary Herald. Her stories have appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, and an intermediate wine and spirits certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Her second wine book, Uncorked: The Definitive Guide to Alberta's Best Wines $25 and Under, will be released in November 2012. Her favourite wine? Whatever she's drinking at the moment. Follow Shelley on Twitter and at www.shelleyboettcher.com.
CURTIS GILLESPIE is the editor and co-founder of Eighteen Bridges magazine. His writing has appeared in magazines worldwide, and he is the author of five books, most recently Almost There: The Family Vacation Then and Now. Follow Curtis on Twitter.
JENNIFER SCHELL s a food and wine writer, columnist, editor of B.C. Food & Wine Trails Magazine and author of the best-selling cookbook, The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine & Cheese Maker – An Okanagan Cookbook. Described by Schell as a 'love letter to all who have created, grown and nurtured our special 'place on this earth', this book celebrates the Okanagan's food culture and cuisine. With more than 120 contributions from the Okanagan's best chefs, winemakers and food producers, it brings together the remarkable traditions and kitchen innovations of the Okanagan Valley, a region quickly establishing itself as a culinary destination.
Jennifer Cockrall-King, author of Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution, blogger at foodgirl.ca, "Consumption" columnist for Eighteeen Bridges, writing instructor, and founder/producer of the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop.
What about our social media guru, Allison Markin, of All She Wrote consulting?
She'll be doing her own award-winning Eat. Drink. Tweet. social media conference on Sunday, April 28. Separate registration will be required. (Coming shortly!)
Allison Markin, social media and wine maven and principal at All She Wrote Consulting, brings her full "Eat.Drink.Tweet." social media bootcamp to Kelowna for one-day only, Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre from 9 a.m to 4:30 pm. Click through to for full Eat. Drink. Tweet. deets and to register. (You must register separately for Eat. Drink. Tweet. as this is a separate event. Pricing and registration details coming shortly.