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Dynise Balcavage is the author of Celebrate Vegan: 200 Life-Affirming Recipes for Occasions Big and Small and The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine. A professional writer for 20+ years, Dynise has also penned 10 books for young readers and 300+ articles for newsstand magazines including VegNews, Publish and Végétariens magazine (in French). Dynise has been interviewed in The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and has done cooking demonstrations across the globe, from New York to Paris. She lives in Philadelphia and blogs at

Food Media

Spice Up Your Food Writing
LectureNew Class

Food writing is big business. Whether you want to pen a cookbook, perk up your blog, or refresh your restaurant’s menu, this class will help you spice up your culinary descriptions and compost tired writing habits. Through discussion and in-class exercises, author/blogger Dynise Balcavage will guide you through the basic tenets of impactful food writing in a variety of genres – from essays, articles and reviews to cookbooks and memoirs. She’ll also offer tips on finding your voice, writing book proposals and query letters, and how and where to market your work. Bring a notebook, pen and an appetite for writing.

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Instructor: Dynise Balcavage

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