Virtual Workshop

Food as a Doorway to Memory

In this two-hour generative workshop, we’ll explore how the sensory details of food can help us unlock our most fertile memories. After all, food touches every aspect of life: people, places, the way we live, the meat and bones of who we are.

Using food as an entry point to writing, we can return to past versions of ourselves and experiences long forgotten.

“A single image can split open the hard seed of the past,” writes memoirist Mary Karr, “and soon memory pours forth from every direction, sprouting its vines and flowers up around you till the old garden’s taken shape in all its fragrant glory.”

Hosted by Molly Wizenberg, a memoirist, essayist, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Fixed Stars, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Washington Book Award finalist; A Homemade Life; and Delancey. For fifteen years, she wrote the James Beard Award-winning blog Orangette. Today she writes the newsletter I’ve Got a Feeling, co-hosts the food-and-comedy podcast Spilled Milk, and teaches memoir in workshops online and across the country.

This event is open to current Steyer consultants. RSVP today and join us on Friday, May 10th from 1-3 pm Pacific Time.

Photo: Dorothée Brand

Process note: This session is part of a series of monthly meetups that Steyer hosts. Some of these meetups are limited to Steyer employees only; some are open to the public. The idea is simply to spend a bit of time together exchanging stories and ideas—to get to know one another better and to learn from one another.

  • Friday, May 10th, 1 pm PT