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The Symposium for
Professional Food Writers
September 11-15, 2011
Over the 20 years since the
inception of the Symposium, the conference has observed the birth
of well over 200 books and other forms of editorial food
communication. Writers and editors meet at The Greenbrier for one
key reason: to hone our writing skills through facets of the art,
craft, politics and traditions of writing related to this
kaleidoscope we know as food.
Update: Due to popular
demand, the hands-on food photography workshop has been shifted
to September 11th at 3:00 pm - 7:00
travel schedules. Click here for
additional information, registration, and a checklist
of things you'll need to bring.
Reminder: For those traveling via plane into ROA
airport: please be advised that a $75 fee, each direction will
apply for transportation to and from The Greenbrier.
Excitement about The Symposium for
Professional Food Writers at The Greenbrier stirred during recent
conferences and culinary events - The James Beard Awards and the
International Association for Culinary Professionals. There are
reasons why speakers at such conferences describe the annual
Symposium at The Greenbrier as "unique in the food writing world,"
"a must," and "outstanding."
Writer and Photographer
Jim Peterson: "What fun I had! It was exhausting,
but exhilarating; and I'm sure I made important contacts. The
symposium was so beautifully put together that it just seemed to
run like magic."
Martin: "…Every day at work, days are taken up
with discussions of new media, but the full import of the paradigm
shift - and how absolutely exciting it is - did not dawn on me
until we all met in Greenbrier. It was truly professionally
eye-opening and I had several real breakthroughs on current
projects. In truth, I learned more from the participants and the
other speakers than at any gathering I can recall!"
Sally von Bowman: "…You have inspired
me to reach for more than I have ever felt capable of
Watson: "It was an amazing conference. I'm
inspired and focused-who could ask for anything more?"
Melville: "Wonderful few days; the quality of the
people - and the conversation - was exceptional."
Click here to read more
about past attendees' experiences at the Symposium!
For additional information, please contact:
The Greenbrier, 300 West Main St.White Sulphur Springs, WV
Phone: 800-624-6070, extension 7857
P.O. Box 663
St. Helena, CA 94574
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James Monroe visited White Sulphur Springs with his wife in August 1815 while he was Secretary of State. His physician ordered him to “take the waters” to regain his health.
Ulysses S. Grant visited White Sulphur Springs in 1874. It was a brief visit early in the season as he was traveling west by railroad.
Woodrow Wilson spent his Easter vacation in April 1914 at The Greenbrier. He played golf on the Old White Course. He also divided his December 1915 honeymoon with Edith Bolling Galt between The Greenbrier and The Homestead.
William Howard Taft vacationed at White Sulphur Springs during his 1908 campaign for the presidency. He was feted at a grand ball in the ballroom of the Old White Hotel.
Dwight D. Eisenhower hosted the North American Summit Conference at The Greenbrier March 26-28, 1956. He was also at the resort three times in World War II when The Greenbrier was used as an Army hospital. Once he was admitted as a patient and the other times he was here with Mrs. Eisenhower for rest and relaxation.