Award-winning author Matt Love will conduct an all-day “En Plein Air” writing workshop at Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Alder Creek Farm in Nehalem. Here’s your chance to study with a master, to spend a day that will combine lecture with observation, writing and workshopping your words.
“Constructing metaphors from nature is one of the most empowering creative exercises an aspiring writer can undertake,” says Matt Love. In this unique writing workshop, Oregon Coast author and teacher Love will lead participants through a hands-on, reflective process in the beautiful setting of Alder Creek Farm that will culminate in the creation of a personal metaphor that merges several literary and visual genres.
Matt Love grew up in Oregon City and is the publisher of Nestucca Spit Press. He is author/editor of many books to include Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker, Love & The Green Lady, Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Oregon’s Crown Jewel of Socialism and The Teaching Maxims of Karl Love. In 2009, Love won the Oregon Literary Arts’ Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to Oregon history and literature. His latest book is Sometimes a Great Movie: Paul Newman, Ken Kesey and the Filming of the Great Oregon Novel.
Love lives in South Beach and teaches English, photography, creative writing and journalism at Newport High School. He’s currently working on a novel about teaching high school.
Alder Creek Farm is a 54-acre conservation site preserved as open space by the Lower Nehalem Community Trust (LNCT). You’ll have a chance to wander the property for your observations, with views of the bay, an estuary, permaculture gardens, lots of wildlife, often a herd of elk.
The workshop will run from 930am to 3pm. The fee is $95, $85 for LNCT members, and includes a box lunch. There is space for 15 participants. Click here for a registration form, or email Tela Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vera Wildauer at email@example.com.
This workshop is a collaboration between the Hoffman Center’s Manzanita Writers’ Series and the Lower Nehalem Community Trust .