Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Food Traditions: Remembering & Writing

September 11, 2021

Schedule: 10 am-4 pm Sat

Instructor: Kathleen Ernst

Registration Deadline: Extended to September 3!

Description

Precious family stories are often shared around the table, and many involve special recipes themselves. This workshop will help participants recall, record, and celebrate food traditions from their family or community. This workshop will include several writing activities designed to help capture food-related memories. We’ll also briefly discuss techniques for preserving original recipes, and explore various creative options for presenting recipes and memories. The last hour of the class will be devoted to writing time or one-on-one meetings with Kathleen.

Class size 9

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List
A notebook and pen, or laptop. Participants are welcome to bring a few recipes, photographs, or other food-related mementos to class for inspiration.

  • Tuition $75

Instructor

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Kathleen Ernst

Kathleen Ernst is a social historian, educator, and best-selling author. Her latest book is The Weaver’s Revenge (2021) the 11th Chloe Ellefson mystery, featuring a curator employed at Old World Wisconsin. She also wrote A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons, which was selected by the Library of Congress Center for the Book to represent Wisconsin at the National Book Festival, and earned an invitation to speak at the National Archives.…Read More

Kathleen Ernst is a social historian, educator, and best-selling author. Her latest book is The Weaver’s Revenge (2021) the 11th Chloe Ellefson mystery, featuring a curator employed at Old World Wisconsin. She also wrote A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons, which was selected by the Library of Congress Center for the Book to represent Wisconsin at the National Book Festival, and earned an invitation to speak at the National Archives. Kathleen worked at Old World Wisconsin as curator of interpretation and collections for over a decade.

Kathleen has also written many historical novels for young readers, as well as television scripts, poetry, and essays. The Wisconsin Library Association has named Kathleen a “Notable Wisconsin Author.” Honors for her work also include the American Heritage Women in the Arts Recognition Award for Literature from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Major Achievement Award from the Council For Wisconsin Writers, the Sterling North Legacy Award for Children’s Literature, Edgar and Agatha Award nominations, and an Emmy for children’s programming. To date readers have purchased 1.75 million print, audio, and ebook copies of her 37 published books.

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Materials Fees
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Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

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