FRIDAY, JUNE 20
at Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.

9 a.m. Registration, breakfast snacks and coffee

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. What Editors Want
From dining reviews to web posts, from travel to chef profiles, our expert editors and writers will show what works and what doesn't.

  • Bon Appetit web editor Matt Gross
  • Washingtonian food editor Todd Kliman
  • National freelancer Ramin Ganeshram

 11 a.m. to noon From Fork to Folio
How to put your book idea in front of the right eyes.

  • Book agent Michael Psaltis of the Culinary Entertainment Agency
  • Artisan book editor Judy Pray
  • Author of The Southern Slow Cooker Kendra Bailey Morris
  • Author of The Homesick Texan's Family Table Lisa Fain

Noon to 1:30 p.m. LUNCH
Boxed lunch provided by Homemades by Suzanne
 
Noon Mastering the Details Master Class with Todd Kliman
Over lunch, Todd Kliman, author, food editor and writing professor will constructively critique your writing in a group setting. Class limited to 10. Additional fee of $100. After signing up, you will submit three PDF writing
samples by June 13th to Maureen@RealRichmondVA.com.
 
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Feeding the Beast that is Social Media
How to craft compelling content across all platforms.

  • Homesick Texan Lisa Fain
  • Food blogger and author of Modern Spice Monica Bhide
  • Esquire blogger and book author Josh Ozersky
  • Eatocracy editor Kat Kinsman

3 to 4 p.m. Cook Up a Book
How to make sure your recipes deliver for your readers.

  • Washington Post deputy food editor Bonnie Benwick
  • Author of The Southern Slow Cooker Kendra Bailey Morris
  • Author of Coastal Cooking John Shields
  • Culinary consultant and food stylist Denise Vivaldo

SATURDAY, JUNE 21
at Pasture. 416 E. Grace St.

9:30 a.m. to noon Perfect Plates [Group A]
Learn hard-won photography tips from food photographers and stylists that will pair well with your words.

  • Photographer Adam Ewing
  • Food sytlist Denise Vivaldo

LUNCH at Pasture is included for all attendees from noon to 12:30 p.m.
 
12:30 to 3 p.m. Perfect Plates [Group B]

Learn hard-won photography tips from food photographers and stylists that will pair well with your words.

  • Photographer Adam Ewing
  • Food sytlist Denise Vivaldo

Simultaneously with Perfect Plates – RVA Ink and Film Tour
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Group B] OR  1 to 3 p.m. [Group A]
Walking tour of Jackson and Monroe wards highlighting the culture behind the cuisine in an area full of creatives who are having an impact on Richmond’s Downtown Arts District. We’ll watch two short films by local filmmakers Nicole Lang and Christophile Konstas at Mama J's.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22
Optional brunch at The Rogue Gentlemen 618 N. First St. in Jackson Ward

Limited to 36 attendees, Additional fee of $20, excluding alcohol