Monica teaches a variety of educational and fun workshops around the world and is also available for speaking engagements. Here is a small sampling of events that she has had the pleasure of speaking at. Please contact Monica here to discuss your event needs.
Join food writer and food writing teacher Monica Saigal Bhide for a hands-on seminar focused on making your food writing come alive. Learn to write with all your senses: taste, smell, sound and more. The seminar will offer hands on exercises to help flex your creative muscle. Click here to learn more.
HOW TO WRITE A COOKBOOK
Whether you’re a home cook documenting your family’s recipes, or you want to help your church collect recipes from the congregation, or you want to create a book to help a non-profit, or you are a restaurant owner who wants to showcase your establishment’s dishes, this seminar will help you learn what makes a good cookbook and how to write one. We will focus on all components of a cookbook writing including: how to collect recipes, how to develop your own recipes, how to write engaging stories about the recipes, how to compile the book and last but not the least how to sell your book! Click here to learn more.
The book world is changing at a rapid speed. What was once thought of as vanity publishing is competing with traditional publishing and, some would say, winning! Unknown authors are reaching the NYT bestseller lists with their self published books! Come join us for an informative and engaging workshop with Monica Bhide where she explains the basics of self publishing and how you can get your book published. Click here to learn more.
SACRED FOODS OF INDIA (sample event)
Join food and travel writer Monica Bhide as she leads you through the temples, mosques, and gurudwaras of India’s most prominent religions by way of their sacred foods. Then enjoy a buffet reception prepared by Indique in Cleveland Park and featuring some of the foods discussed in the program. Click here to learn more.
UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA & BUILDING A BRAND IDENTITY
Chosen as one of Mashable’s top 10 food writers to follow on Twitter, Monica Bhide knows a thing or two about the power of social media. Her workshop, “Social Media Savvy: A Practical Guide to Personal Branding and Strategy,” at the Smithsonian helped participants create a social media identity and identify the key elements of a strategy to interact effectively and efficiently in the virtual world. Click here to learn more.
GUEST SPEAKER AT UNIVERSITIES & LIBRARIES
Monica is available to guest speak at universities, libraries and other educational organizations on a variety of topics. Click here to learn more.