Eat, Play, Love: A Writers Workshop in the South

SSAC_logo_smEat, Play, Love: Cooking and Writing from the Heart in the Lowcountry with Linda Watanabe McFerrin and the Southern Sampler Artists Colony, April 17-24, 2012

The 2012 workshop will fill up quickly, so if you if you have any interest you should let the organizers know!

Welcome home!

The rocking chairs beckon. Can you smell the salt air? Stir, fry, mix, mold, blend, stew, bake, roast, whip, sprinkle, dip, fold—embrace old and new friends, celebrate community, and create shared stories to be embellished in time.

Event Highlights:

“Marsh-to-Plate”: Cast your net with Captain Anton. Oysters, clams, crabs, redfish and flounder anyone? Dinner will feature the catch of the day. Anton will help in the preparation, and read from the book he is writing.

The Dark and Light Side of Chocolate: Discover the magic of chocolate making with renown chocolatier, David Vagasky.

Certified Organic Produce, Fresh and Local: A personal tour of the Joseph Fields Farm, located on Johns Island, wouldn’t be complete without supper on the banks of the nearby Stono River. Alluette, owner of Alluette’s Café, will be in charge. And don’t forget live jazz and poetry under a starry sky.

Leigh'sporch_sLawn Party: Brush up on your croquet game, concoct a Southern drink for the occasion, and devil some eggs. Charleston friends will join in the fun.

The Spice of Life: From delicate to tangy and sweet, Sea Island Savory Herbs, located on Johns Island, has it all. A private tour will feature innovative use of heirloom herbs in the art of cooking.

Stirring the Creative Juices with Cathleen O’Brien

  • Create your very own Altered Book.
  • Contribute to a Collective Workshop Cookbook
  • Learn how to make fish prints with artist, Sue Wallace.

Writing Workshop with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

  • Workshop 1: Starters
  • Workshop 2: Word Salad
  • Workshop 3: Comfort Food
  • Workshop 4: Toasts, Boasts, and Roasts
  • Workshop 5: Lovely Desserts

Cost of Colony Experience: Cost is $1,800 ($1,950 if paid after December 15, 2011) for a private room, and $1,600 ($1,750 if paid after December 15, 2011) for a shared room. The choice of private and separate rooms depends upon availability at time of registration.

In order to assure workshop placement please send a $500 check deposit (fully refundable before October 10th) made out to Southern Sampler Artists Colony with private or shared room preference to: Mary Brent Cantarutti, 233 Santa Margarita Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901.There will be ten workshop participants; placement will be finalized in order of receipt of deposits.

The company is everything! Charleston here we come!

Mary Brent & Martha