Thursday, April 23, 2009

Passion for Words Workshop

Passion for Words:
Instruction, Enlightenment, and a Passion Infusion.

June 19 - 21 in Manzanita, Oregon.

Ready to jump-start your writing? Join us for Summer in Words - three days of workshops and events with some of the Northwest's best authors and writing instructors. This year's focus is "Passion for Words" and includes the opportunity to network, share your work, receive invaluable instruction and get inspiring advice in a beautiful setting.

Friday begins with Jessica Morrell's workshop, Writing a Book That Makes a Difference followed by Jennie Shortridge's workshop, Writing With and From Your Passions. The evening ends with Out Loud - an open forum and reading. It will also feature a raffle with proceeds going to Write Around Portland, an organization that helps people transform their lives through writing.

On Saturday, attendees can look forward to a Question and Answer session with Jessica Morrell and Jennie Shortridge on Getting Published and Staying Published. This session will be followed by Unforgettable Characters workshop taught by Jessica Morrell. Saturday afternoon will feature a luncheon with keynote speaker Gloria Kempton, Chasing the Shadow: Finding the courage to stare down your writing demons. This will be followed by Creating Narrative Tension taught by Bill Johnson and Shadow Writing, Part 1 taught by Gloria Kempton.

Sunday begins with Shadow Writing, Part 2 from Gloria Kempton and wraps up with Revising Without Losing It taught by Jessica Morrell.

This year, a registration fee of $180 covers tuition for the three-day conference, Friday Continental Breakfast, Friday night Out Loud and Saturday lunch and keynote. Prices for individual days are available, as well. A registration fee of $75 is due by June 1st. Workshops are held at The Center for Contemplative Arts, in the heart of Manzanita.Looking for lodging? Manzanita is full of wonderful places to stay, but they go, quickly. Register, today and we'll send you a list of approved lodging.

For more information or to register, contact Jessica Morrell at 503-287-2150 or or Kari Luna at or 503-481-2443.It's going to be an amazing conference. We look forward to sharing writing, stories, and inspiration with you.

Jessica Morrell
Summer in Words

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting the information about Summer In Words--it's going to rock. I wish all the writers in central Oregon a great spring and summer of writing, Jessica Morrell