From Fork to Folio

Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium, June 20-22, 2014 in Richmond, Va. From restaurant reviewing to cookbook writing, we'll cover it with expert panelists.


You read the holy trinity: Saveur, Food & Wine and Bon Appetit, with Garden & Gun and Southern Living thrown in for good measure. You have a collection of dog-eared cookbooks that take up your pantry space and all the travel you do revolves around food. This weekend is for you!

You've been writing for local publications but want to pitch food and travel ideas to nationals. This weekend is for you!

You've been collecting recipes for triple-layer cakes for a decade and the world needs these recipes in book form. This weekend is for you!

You've finally switched to the Paleo diet and you've created recipes that make even the gluten-lover weep. You need to start a blog and a following. This weekend is for you!

Company Overview

The Symposium hopes to fill the void for a food writers conference and networking event in the Mid-Atlantic.

It is presented in a partnership with Real Richmond Food Tours' Susan Winiecki and Maureen Egan along with writer/historian Patrick Evans-Hylton. 

Real Richmond Food Tours offers authentic culinary and cultural tours in Richmond, stopping into several local eateries to sample something special and hear from the owners and chefs. 

More about Real Richmond Food Tours.

Principal Susan Winiecki is associate publisher of Richmond Magazine; principal Maureen Egan is a freelance writer whose writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Virginia Living, Richmond Magazine, R•Home, Troika, and other publications.

Patrick Evans-Hylton, an award-winning food journalist, is food editor of Coastal Virginia Magazine, executive editor for Virginia Wine Lover magazine, and reports on food and foodways on television and radio, as well as through social media. 

More about Patrick Evans-Hylton.


Tickets are now on sale for our 2-day Mid-Atlantic Food Writers Symposium, June 20th-21st in Richmond, VA. Friday sessions on food reviewing, cookbook authoring, food styling, food blogging and more will be at the Library of Virginia. Saturday sessions will be at Pasture restaurant nearby on Grace St. Come hear advice from writers, editors, authors, chefs and publishers from up and down the East Coast. Early bird registrations, save $50. Buy your ticket today.