S153. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I Got Love in My Tummy: Food, Poetry, and Activism

Room 102A, Washington Convention Center, Level One
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:30 am to 11:45 am


A chef and four writers discuss food-integrated readings and writing workshops, the successful pairing of recipes and writing techniques, and the necessary how-to to integrate food and recipes in your own writing and student work. Handouts provided for how to put together a successful community reading/workshop series as well as interactive prompts and yummy ideas. Come hungry, leave satisfied.



Millicent Borges Accardi, the author of three poetry books: Only More So, Injuring Eternity, and Woman on a Shaky Bridge. She has received fellowships from CantoMundo, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Fulbright, Fundação Luso-Americana, and the Barbara Deming Foundation.

Amy Sayre Baptista’s stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, S’ouwester, LUSO American Voices, and Chicago Noir. She is a CantoMundo fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and a scholarship recipient to the Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Illinois.

Paula Neves’s writing has appeared in Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora: An Anthology, Pilgrimage Magazine, Gávea-Brown Journal, Luna Luna Magazine, and Quiddity International Literary Journal. She is a Canto Mundo fellow and a member of the Kale Soup for the Soul collective.

Rachel M. Simon is the author of the poetry collection Theory of Orange and the chapbook Marginal Road. She works as the assistant director of multicultural affairs & LGBTQQ Coordinator at Pace University. She teaches college courses at Bedford Hills Women's Prison and SUNY Purchase College.

Khyran Boyd is a cofounder of Plates&Poetry, where he partners his professional line cook experience in the fine dining industry (American Harvest, Longman&Eagle, and the Promontory) with his passion for writing and publishing


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