This week the Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes (and delightful illustrations by Amy Jean Porter) has been published by powerHouse Books. Edward Kelsey Moore has shared one of his favorite recipes and an essay in the book. The editor, Natalie Eve Garrett, describes the ideas that bring the cookbook to life: "the connections between art, writing, and cooking make sense: Ideally all three are about making something new. They all require some measure of vision, revision, faith, and magic -- not to mention a high tolerance for disaster." Some of the 76 contemporary artists and writers who have contributed a recipe and a short essay to this delicious collection are:
Pulitzer Prizewinning Writer, Anthony Doerr
Writer, Joyce Carol Oates
Writer, Neil Gaiman
Writer, Ruth Ozeki
Pulitzer Prizewinning Poet, Sharon Olds
Writer, Alice Hoffman
Writer, Ana Castillo
Writer, Actor, Director, James Franco
Poet, Nikki Giovanni
Writer, Edwidge Danticat
Critic & Writer, Ruth Reichl
Writer, T.C. Boyle
Writer, Edward Kelsey Moore
Writer, Journalist, Lev Grossman
Writer, Cartoonist, Roz Chast
Pulitzer Prizewinning Writer, Jane Smiley
National Medal of Arts recipient, Julia Alvarez
And an additional 50+ recipes and essays from Writers & Filmmakers & Painters & Performance Artists & Photographers & Sculptors & More!
The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes
(A thoughtful and fulfilling gift idea!)
Publisher: powerHouse Books
(distributed in many parts of the world by Penguin Random House)
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Hardcover 176pp List Price: $30.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
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Also available from major retailers and online merchants.
"This is a book of the best gustatory recollections—great writers and artists offering us their own personal madeleines. It's a delicious 76-course literary meal."
—Writer, Darin Strauss
Aspiring writers and book lovers of all ages are invited to meet leading Indiana authors and participate in a variety of free workshops on writing and publishing at the Indy Author Fair
at the Indianapolis Central Library on Saturday, October 29th. The Fair is open all day, from 10am to 5pm, and admission is free! E.K.M. will be a participant in a panel discussion from 11:30am to 1pm. Here is a description of that event:
"Meet the Authors" - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Clowes Auditorium - Central Library
Sit down with winners and finalists of the 2016 Indiana Authors Award who will discuss their writing and connections to Indiana. This session will be moderated by John Krull, director of Franklin College's Pulliam School of Journalism and host of "No Limits" on WFYI-FM. Featured will be National Author Award winner Karen Joy Fowler, Regional Author Award winner Philip Gulley, Genre Excellence Award winner April Pulley Sayre, and Emerging Author Award finalists Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Bill Kenley and Edward Kelsey Moore. Book sales and signings will follow.
Additional workshops will be presented on writing first novels, the publishing industry and self-publishing, personal memoirs, writing books for children and young adults -- plus an illustration workshop: For Kids By Kids! The workshops and activities will be running until 5pm, presented by the Indiana Writers Center.
For more info and detailed descriptions of the free daytime workshops -- click here!
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