Eating Their Words: The Literature Of Food

When we talk about food, we don't just talk about supplying our bodies with food. Instead, we end up talking about some of our deepest emotions, closest relationships and greatest pleasures-and dislikes. This discussion group uses the literature of food to explore different "flavours" of food writing, and then we'll talk about these contrasting ways of thinking about writing, food, eating and our own experiences. Readings will be supplied. Please note this course is run without a tutor.


Course Author: Jeanette Delamoir

Course Code: D224

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $60 per person


Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.