Sensory Storytelling - Food Writing Group

Sensory Storytelling - Food Writing Group

Your local food writing group held in an aromatic classroom! The group meets monthly & features dialogue, free writing & sharing. 

Free Ticket

Date and time
First Wednesday of every month

2267 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

1.5 hours

About this event

Do you read cookbooks before bed? Do you love sharing stories of making tamales in your auntie’s kitchen, or of the first time you tried Sichuan food? If yes, then join us for our new sensory writing group which meets monthly in the Curio Spice Lab.

Food is deeply intertwined with our senses, our memories, our personal histories and our communities. It has the power to cross barriers, transcend time and bring people together in ways we never thought possible. In this monthly food writing group you’ll have the chance to translate these experiences into poetry or prose, hone your writing skills in a sensory environment and connect with other storytellers in a convivial and aromatic classroom.

Sensory Storytelling at Curio is designed to inspire your curiosity and offer a creative outlet to explore food writing. We will work with a different theme each month to guide your writing and thinking and give you something you can sink your teeth into (pun intended). To start, our host Sage will lead an exercise to awaken your senses, followed by a quick free-write, and then the opportunity to share with the group. Bring a notebook, a writing utensil and a hunger for storytelling!

The Spice Lab (located directly adjacent to the spice shop) is a multi-use event space where guests are invited to embrace their creativity and curiosity through a series of classes, events, pop-up demos and guest lectures. Come join us! Any questions can be directed to Sage at

Free & Open to ages 12 & up

Limited to 5, please RSVP to hold your spot.

First Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00

Curio Spice Lab

2267 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02140

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Covid safety
Per the CDC’s and City of Cambridge’s guidance, masks are encouraged but not required. Attendees will not be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test. Please respect your fellow attendees. If you feel sick, stay home.

The Spice Lab is immediately adjacent to our spice shop, at 2267 Massachusetts Ave. Metered parking is available along Mass Ave, or there is a lot at the intersection of Day Street and Herbert Street towards Davis Square if you don't mind a quick walk!


Free Ticket