February 15, 2018
Planning for November’s trip with Nathalie Dupree to Italy is officially underway. I’m excited to organizing this special trip, and producing a film about our time there. Learn more here.
November 10, 2017
I’ve been invited to judge the 2018 IACP: The International Association of Culinary Professionals Food Writing Awards! With past winners like Francis Lam and Hunter Lewis, the awards set a benchmark of excellency, and it’s an honor to participate. I am super excited about the reading material coming my way.
August 10, 2017
I’m working on a (fully funded!) PhD now to see what happens when you apply the Southern Foodways Alliance model to Southern Africa. Follow along here: http://foodways.co.za/
July 10, 2017
As a follow up to my visits to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, the Hemingway Society asked me to make a contribution to their annual newsletter. At 24 pages, it is much more than a newsletter, and is full of engaging interviews and inspiring ideas. My own thoughts came back to food.
March 28, 2016
This spring, I am helping the small team at Covey Rise magazine revitalize their social media footprint. Headquartered in Alexander City, Alabama, Covey Rise celebrates the lifestyle of the upland sporting enthusiast and the experience of the hunt through vivid photography and engaging writing. An appropriate capstone experience following my final internships, I will be shaking up the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as interim digital editor to return the (increased!) social footprint in house.
August 27, 2015
My Sewanee School of Letters MFA thesis, FULL, has been accepted for publication by LSU Press as part of their Southern Table Series. So glad to be working with LSU!
February 20, 2015
Food in Fiction was a hit as an SAMLA special session last year (we had to split into two panels, in fact!), so it’s been added to this year’s program as a regular session. Please consider a paper, or check out the call for papers and see if there’s another topic that interests you, and we’ll meet up in Durham! The theme for SAMLA 87 is “In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts,” and it’s always nice when papers are able to intersect with the theme. Culinary arts is a no-brainer here!
June 6, 2015
Garden & Gun is launching a new product called Garden & Gun Land, right up my alley. I’ve asked to stay on another semester as an intern, this time helping to launch the product and learn the business side of the consumer magazine. I also graduated from Sewanee last month. Busy times!
January 3, 2015
I begin an editorial internship at Garden & Gun this spring semester. Dream!
December 10, 2014
Yay! I’ve Just been awarded a $500 grant from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to travel to Boston and see the latest batch of Hemingway papers to come in from Cuba earlier this year. The papers are all Hemingway’s personal ephemera like “Papa’s Favorite Hamburger” recipe, a fuel bill for his boat Pilar, a letter authorizing him to use Pilar to search for German U-boats, instructions for his household staff, lists and such. The grant is in support of research for my essay, “Leaving Cuba Behind.” The essay will be part of my Sewanee School of Letters thesis.
October 2, 2014
This fall, I am working with a small team at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies under the guidance of Andrew Park and Duncan Murrell to learn about digital publishing through a case study of The New New South. I am excited to be in a room full of smart people churning out great ideas!
September 28, 2014
I am delighted to have been awarded the inaugural Sewanee School of Letters Rivendell Writers Colony Residency. I’ll be spending time on the Mountain this January. Read more here.