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Women & Food Writing with Jane Roy Brown

October 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

… Fall Workshop on the Farm …

Women & Food ~ Writing About Our Complicated Relationship with Sustenance 

a workshop with writer Jane Roy Brown

Sunday, October 4th – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$55 including lunch, $45 BYO food; sliding scale upon request

Register here or call the farm!

“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.” — M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Fisher brilliantly sums up the primal female entanglement with food. But that relationship plays out differently for each of us-not only in terms of our bodies, but our core values as well. Food lies at the nexus of nature and nurture, at the center of self and home and community.

Join writer Jane Roy Brown for a day of writing together using prompts to explore our personal connections to food-growing it, cooking it, eating it, sharing it. No writing experience is required.

A farm-fresh meal of salad greens, polenta pie, and fruit cups will be served for lunch.

Workshop Itinerary 

Introductions & Writing ~ 10 to 12

Tour of Bug Hill Farm’s gardens & shop ~ 12 to 12:30

Farm luncheon ~ 12:45 to 2

Writing ~ 2:15 to 4

Jane Roy Brown is an author, writer, editor, and now a passionate writing workshop leader. She feels called to the work of helping others tell the stories of their lives because throughout her life, stories have liberated and empowered her, giving her life meaning.
Throughout her writing career, she has met many people who voiced the desire to write. When she offered encouragement, most of them replied, “I wouldn’t know how to begin writing.” With them in mind, Jane launched The Heart of Story in 2012.


October 4, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bug Hill Farm
Ashfield, MA 01330 United States