International Biscuit Festival 2016

Arts and Entertainment

May 11, 2016

From: International Biscuit Festival

Schedule of Events:

Biscuit Art Exhibition:

For the entire month of May, we'll be showcasing our Biscuit Art entries at Coffee & Chocolate, Rala, and Pioneer House in Downtown Knoxville. We will also be showcasing a solo show by last year's Best In Show winner Tarrer Pace at Bliss Home.

Dates: May 6, 2016 5:30pm - June 30, 2016 5:30pm

May 12, 2016:

8:00am - 4:00pm: Southern Food Writing Conference - $495


8am: Registration begins
8:30am: Breakfast provided by The Fresh Market & Willa Jean
9am: Welcome & Instructions
9:15 - 9:45am: Session 1: Liz Williams "Is Food Writing Really Writing?"
9:45 - 10:15am: Session 2: Tina Antolini  "Making the Edible Audible"
10:15 - 10:30am: Interlude, snack provided by Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt, courtesy of Chef Alon Shaya of Shaya
10:30 - 11:15am: Session 3: Kim Severson "Why Reporting Matters"
11:15am: Depart for walk to lunch at the Sunsphere, presented by Visit Knoxville
12:30pm: Lunch ends
1:00 - 1:45pm: Session 4: Erin Byers Murray & Jennifer Justus "The Art of Facing Rejection in Food Publishing"
1:45 - 2:15pm: Session 5: Joseph Lenn & Matt Gallaher "Opening Night"
2:15 - 2:45pm: Session 6: Brian Hoffman - "Ready, Set, BAKE!"
3pm: Interlude, snack provided by Blue Plate Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt, courtesy of Chef Alon Shaya of Shaya
3:15 - 4:15pm: Session 7: Kat Kinsman "A Spoonful of Sugar Makes The Story Go Down"
4pm: Day one sessions end
5:30pm: Gather at Crowne Plaza
5:45pm: Depart for Blackberry Farm
6:30pm: Reception in the Event Center
7:30pm: Dinner in the Barn

Location: East Tennessee History Center

May 13, 2016:

8:00am - 2:30pm: Southern Food Writing Conference - $495


8am: Breakfast provided by The Fresh Market & Willa Jean
8:30 - 9am: Session 1: Eric & Mandee McNew "Social Media for Your Personal Brand"
9 - 9:30am: Session 2: Von Diaz "No More Grannies: Beyond Nostalgia in Memoir and Food Writing"
9:30am: Interlude
10 - 10:45am: Session 3: Kenzi Wilbur & Kriten Miglore "Do We Cook With Recipes Anymore?"
10:45 - 11:15am: Session 4: Colby Gallahar, Deanne Revel & Kelly Smith Trimble "50 States of Biscuits: How Social Responsibility Creates Engaging Digital Content"
11:15am: Depart for lunch at the Emporium, presented by Whole Foods & Chef Tim Love
12:30pm: Lunch ends, stop by Mast General on walk back to the Square Room
1:00 - 1:30pm: Session 5: Podcast "A Pair of Podcasters"
1:30 - 2:15pm: Session 6: Rien Fertel "In Praise of Collaboration"
2:15 - 3pm: Session 7: Janet Kurtz "Food Writing for Business"
3pm: Depart for Field Trip
3:45pm: Arrive at Benton's Smokey Mountain Country Hams
5:00pm: Depart from Benton's
5:45 - 10:30pm: IBF Biscuit Bash Event

Location: In the Square Room at Cafe 4

5:30pm - 10:30pm: Biscuit Bash - The Standard - $75

May 14, 2016:

9:00am - 3:00pm: Biscuit Bazaar - Clinch Avenue in Downtown Knoxville

9:00am - 2:00pm: Biscuit Boulevard - Market St. in Downtown Knoxville - $10

10:00am - 2:00pm: Biscuit Baking Contest - Biscuit Big Top Tent

2:30pm - 4:30pm: Mister and Miss Biscuit Pageant - Biscuit Baking Contest Tent

Date: May 14, 2016


Downtown Knoxville,
Knoxville, TN 37901.

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