Kickstart Your Writing classes start 4/19 and 4/21

Kickstart Your Writing classes

Mondays: April 19-June 28 (no class May 31)


Wednesdays: April 21-June 30, 2010 (no class June 16)

Location: Northeast Portland

Cost: $200/10 weeks

Whether you’re working on a novel or interested in short stories, memoir, essays, articles or other forms of fiction or nonfiction, Kickstart Your Writing offers a supportive environment in which you can work on specific writing projects. The class is designed for beginning to intermediate writers. Students set weekly goals; read their work aloud; and receive positive, helpful feedback from the instructor and other students. The exact location is provided upon registration. The class can be repeated.

For more information or to receive Kickstart, a free e-newsletter for writers: Contact Nancy Woods at (503) 288-2469 or

To register: Mail a check made out to Nancy Woods to P.O. Box 18032, Portland, OR 97218. To pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), call (503) 288-2469.

What students say about Kickstart Your Writing:

 “The class has really helped me make writing a priority and take myself seriously. I was surprised to see how much I responded to having the deadlines of reading in class! Thank you!” — Lisa Serrano

“The class helped me focus on establishing writing goals and meeting them. Nancy is a very knowledgeable teacher as well as a supportive coach. I learned so much from other students in the class. I valued the diversity in this class — different backgrounds, variety of written material and styles made the class interesting and challenging.” — K. E.

About the Instructor: Nancy Woods (M.A., Journalism, University of Oregon) is a freelance writer/editor and writing instructor/coach whose essays and articles have been read on Oregon Public Radio and published in The Oregonian, The Portland Tribune,, Northwest Palate, Nostalgia, Oregon Home, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Quarterly, Raven Chronicles, GreenPrints,, Cirque, UU World and Zephyr.


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