Online Event from Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory: Food Writing with Alaina Bixon
Food writing has a host of noted practitioners. Think Julia Child, M.F. K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, James Beard, A.J. Leibling, Calvin Trillin, and Southern California’s own Jonathan Gold. Get a taste of their world, Join Alaina Bixon and discover the joys and challenges of food writing.
Alaina Bixon is a freelance writer, editor and publisher who helps clients take their work from first draft to book. She taught creative writing at Palm Desert High School and has led Inlandia Institute writing workshops for adults.
She is the founder of Tilton Bass Publishing, which published, among other titles, Terrence Tingle’s book Irish Yankee: An Irish Immigrant’s Journals of Service in the U.S. Military, 1916-1919. The book was added to the collections of the Getty, the Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives, and several libraries.
Ms. Bixon has written and lectured on pseudoscience, travel, food history, and hippie-era San Francisco gurus. She studied food writing with Jeannette Ferrary, former food columnist for The New York Times, and is completing a profile of Maggie Waldron, the original head of Ketchum Test Kitchens.
Ms. Bixon graduated from the University of California, Riverside with an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. She was selected to attend A Room of Her Own writing retreat in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Currently she is writing about her undergraduate years at MIT.
This workshop is presented in partnership with the Rancho Mirage Public Library. This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.