Diane Morgan’s Art of Food Writing Course

dianemorganDiane Morgan, cookbook author, freelance food writer, and cooking teacher, will be conducting her eighth highly focused writing course in the Rose City beginning in early January 2011. This is a unique opportunity to learn the trade from an established culinary and literary professional.

Course Description:

The Art of Food Writing with Diane Morgan is a course designed to take your thoughts, musings, insights, and experiences with food and translate them into marketable works for print. This course is for cooks, food aficionados, students, journalists and authors who would like to learn more about writing on food. Plus, you’ll get the “inside scoop” on how to submit a story proposal, how to navigate a contract, how to work with a ghostwriter and other industry tips.

The six-week course begins on January 13th, 2011 and will be held each Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM through February 17th. Classes will be held at Diane’s home, in the Eastmoreland section of Portland. Highlights of the course include a detailed examination of how to write a recipe, the process of creating a great story or book idea and the research skills involved in developing that idea, writing book proposals, pitching story ideas to newspapers and magazines, finding an agent, writing blogs and creating websites, and connecting to professional organizations.

Guest speakers and topics include:

Diane Morgan
Cookbook Author, Director of Food Writing Course
Thursday, January 13th
The ins and outs of a career in food writing, recipe writing, introductory materials

Jack Hart
Author, Writing Coach and Former Editor at The Oregonian
Thursday, January 20th
A Writing Workshop for the Aspiring Writer.

Martha Holmberg
Editor, FOODday, The Oregonian
Thursday, January 27th
Writing for Public Relations, Newspapers, and Magazines

Lisa Ekus-Saffer
Founder and owner of The LISA EKUS GROUP, LLC
Thursday, February 3rd
Working with a Literary Agent, Building a Platform, Developing your Literary Talents

William Leblond
Cookbook Editor, Chronicle Books
Thursday, February 10th
How to Write a Cookbook

Cole Danehower
Author, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Northwest Palate Magazine
Thursday, February 17th
Writing for Public Relations, Newspapers, and Magazines

Cost for the program is $475.00 per person and is payable by check. To register, call 503.775.3557 or email: diane@dianemorgancooks.com.


Diane Morgan has been involved in the world of food for more than 25 years. She is the author of sixteen cookbooks, including:

The New Thanksgiving Table
Gifts Cooks Love
Skinny Dips
The Christmas Table
The New Thanksgiving Table
Grill Every Day
Delicious Dips
Dressed to Grill
Cooking for the Week
The Basic Gourmet
The Basic Gourmet Entertains
Very Entertaining
The Thanksgiving Table
Midnight Munchies
Entertaining People

Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking magazine, Cooking Light magazine, The Oregonian, Northwest Palate, and Edible Portland. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The TV Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Home Cooking on PBS, AM Northwest and Good Day Oregon.