Join Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars and Joel MacCharles of WellPreserved as they share an informal chat and a behind-the-scenes view of their projects. Learn tips on growing your blog or career as a writer. We’ll share insight into the book writing process (from concept to finding a publisher and sitting down to write) and some of the strategies of growing a blog (regardless of topic).

**Please note: room number for Ryerson University location will be shared closer to the date**

Marisa McClellan – Food in Jars, full time writer, blogger and preserving instructor
153,000 + facebook fans
​10,000 +  twitter followers
 27,000 + pinterest followers
 5,000 + instagram followers 
370k / month visits to
Running Press (2x) Author

Marisa McClellan (Phillidephia, PA) author of “Food in Jars” (Running Press, May 2012) and “Preserving by the Pint” (Running Press, March 2014). “Teaching city dwellers and home cooks how to extend the life of their farmers’ market purchases throughout the year is my passion”. Marisa’s website is a widely visited source of information and inspiration in doing just that.

Joel MacCharles –, “part-time” writer and blogger
9,000 + facebook fans
5500 + twitter followers
1200 + instagram followers
60k / month visits
Random House Author

Joel MacCharles cooks, preserves and writes the Toronto based website
Joel spoke on rethinking preserving and food at TedxToronto (2013, Along with their popular weekly newsletter, Joel and his partner Dana Harrison are in the process of writing their first cookbook (Random House Canada, publication spring 2016). For 3 years, “Home Ec”, WellPreserved’s monthly meetup has been a popular event in Toronto for people to connect in their love of food and preserving.

If you can’t make this intimate event come out and meet Marisa at the Big Outdoor Kitchen Party our FREE event at Harbourfront Centre North Exhibition Common on Sunday September 14

Marisa’s accommodations generously provided by the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Marisa's accomodations generously supplied by the Fairmont Royal York

Marisa’s accomodations generously supplied by the Fairmont Royal York

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