Writing class: Kickstart Your Writing Starts October 20

Whether you’re working on short stories, a memoir, essays or articles, Kickstart Your Writing offers a supportive environment in which you can work on specific writing projects. The 10-week class will meet Wednesdays from October 20 through December 22, 7-9 p.m. in Northeast Portland, Oregon. It is designed for beginning to intermediate writers who will set weekly goals, read their work aloud and receive positive, helpful feedback from the instructor and other students. The exact class location is provided upon registration. Cost is $200 for the 10-week session. 

To register or receive Kickstart, a free e-newsletter for writers: Contact Nancy Woods at (503) 288-2469, wordpics@aracnet.com or http://www.nancy-woods.com 

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, Portland Tribune, katu.com, Northwest Palate, Oregon Home, Oregon Humanities and Oregon Quarterly. 

What students say about Kickstart Your Writing:  

“I love the class and your support. Thanks, Nancy! The class helped me establish goals and a regular writing schedule. It is also very helpful to hear the ups and downs of other writers, for support and for the relationship aspect.” — Sarah Retzer 

“Thank you, Nancy. You are a great motivator and coach. I have learned a lot and hope to continue. (The class) gave me a better sense of how to proceed with the material I had (and) increased my confidence in my writing.” — A. S. 

“This class has been 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 — they are very talented writers. I valued the diversity in this class — different backgrounds, variety of written material and styles made the class interesting and challenging.” — K. E.

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