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.

Writing retreat: August 14-15, 2010

Kickstart Your Writing Retreat

Sylvia Beach Hotel, Newport, Oregon

August 14-15, 2010

Cost: $100 (workshop only)

Registration deadline: July 22

Early registration (save $10): July 15

Join other writers at the Sylvia Beach Hotel on the Oregon Coast for a two-day writing retreat. Escape from your daily routine and immerse yourself in your writing while enjoying the vintage hotel, known for its author-themed rooms and relaxing library. Spend your mornings writing and your afternoons sharing your work and receiving positive, helpful feedback from the retreat facilitator and participants. 

Fee covers cost of workshop only. Participants are responsible for arranging their own food, lodging and transportation. It is recommended that participants check in on Friday, August 13.  All retreat participants, whether or not they are staying at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, will meet at the Sylvia Beach Hotel for breakfast on Saturday morning, before heading off to write. In the afternoon, everyone will gather in the hotel for a facilitated feedback session. Sunday also will include time to write and receive feedback.

The retreat will be facilitated by Nancy Woods, an experienced 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, Oregon Quarterly, Oregon Humanities, Northwest Palate, shortmemoir.com, Nervy Girl!, Raven Chronicles, Nostalgia and Zephyr.

For more information or to register: Nancy Woods, (503) 288-2469, wordpics@aracnet.com, nancy-woods.com.

To make Sylvia Beach Hotel reservations: Call (541) 265-5428. Tell them you’re taking part in the Kickstart Your Writing Retreat. For more information about the hotel: sylviabeachhotel.com.

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

Kickstart Your Writing classes

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

or

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 wordpics@aracnet.com.

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, katu.com, Northwest Palate, Nostalgia, Oregon Home, Oregon Humanities, Oregon Quarterly, Raven Chronicles, GreenPrints, shortmemoir.com, Cirque, UU World and Zephyr.

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