The countless ways we relate to food and cooking – for fun, nurturing, connection, self-expression, and more – seem to inspire as many creative writers as master chefs. Instead of recipes, cookbooks, and diets, this course offers an opportunity to read and discuss selected food-themed short stories representing a wide range of styles and perspectives. The stories will be emailed to participants prior to each of the two sessions.


Nancy Hesser, Ph.D.

Nancy Hesser, Ph.D., has taught literature in the US, DR Congo, and Mali. When she is not hanging out with her husband and canine companions in Dorchester County's salt marshes, she may be found teaching short story courses for various lifelong learning programs, focusing on such themes as American regionalism, the Roaring '20s, Caribbean voices, bar room stories, and flash fiction.

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