Writing Workshop: Writing About Family Food- ROEN

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Writing Workshop: Writing About Family Food- ROEN

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Duane Roen has been tracing his roots since his teenage years, building a database with more than 32,000 ancestors. He and his wife, Maureen Roen, have also been recording their family history since 1978 by writing more than 21,000 pages of daily journal entries on their children and other family members. Combining his professional and personal interests, Duane worked with colleagues to establish courses on writing and recording family history at Arizona State University. He also is founding coordinator of the Project for Writing and Recording Family History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU. 

In this workshop, we will consider the roles of food in our family experiences.  How has food helped to define family events and places?  How do we associate certain foods with specific family members?  What special roles do certain foods play in holidays and rituals? How have our relationships with specific foods changed over time? Participants will respond to some questions to write about food (so please bring paper and pen or a laptop).


July 10
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm MST
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