KWF Writers Retreat – Lindy Mechevske – Writing About Food

Kingston Writers Fest Presents:

Lindy Mechefske
Master Class
12:00 – 2:30 pm*
Limited enrolment – Register at
An optional lunch buffet is available at the Hotel — see details below.

*please take the 11:30am ferry to arrive on time for this class. Return ferries are on the half hour. Ferry Schedule & Info:

From newspaper to magazine, culinary narratives to cookbooks to blogs, two-time Gold Medal Taste Canada-winner Lindy Mechefske is one of Canada’s most recognized names in food writing. Hop on the ferry to beautiful Wolfe Island and take lunch at the Wolfe Island hotel while learning to develop ideas, craft compelling stories, and develop writing drool-worthy food writing through a range of styles and techniques.

“Lindy Mechefske’s masterful weaving of history, story and recipes will ensure family heirloom status for this incredible archive of people and food.” — Emily Wight

Lindy Mechefske is one of the most recognized names in food writing in Canada with a large media following, both in traditional media and social media. “I would have to say the greatest influence on my life was my paternal grandfather, Harry Sutcliffe, who lived in Yorkshire, England,” she says. “I don’t think I would have the love affair with food that I do if it had not been for him. He put such care into food — it was how he expressed love”. Lindy is a two-time Gold Medal Winner in the Taste Canada Awards for Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, and Sir John’s Table, and the author of A Taste of Wintergreen. She is the food columnist for the Kingston Whig-Standard and her work has appeared in various anthologies, literary journals and magazines including The New Quarterly, the Ottawa Citizen, Grapevine Magazine, and Kingston Life.

Her latest book is Ontario Picnics: A Century of Dining Outdoors, a charming retrospective and visual feast that looks back at over a century of photographs and other treasures all celebrating Ontario picnics.

Optional Lunch Buffet:

Charcuterie Boards
Mixed Sandwiches — egg, ham and cheese, cucumber and cream cheese
Green Salad
Fingerling Potato Salad
Lentil Salad
Dessert Squares



Sunday, Oct 01, 2023


12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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