Jen Violi will conduct a writing workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hoffman Center on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The workshop, called ‘Find Your Voice’, is both for new writers and writers seeking renewal.
If you’re reading this, you probably love words. You also have favorite writers who tell stories and wield words that you adore. A good paragraph by that amazing novelist can make you swoon. Delicious lines from a treasured poet leave you drooling. You might think that a great writing strategy for you would be to sound just like those writers.
According to Jen Violi, author, writing coach and facilitator, the best thing for you to do is to sound like you. The world needs the stories you were born to share, told in your unique writing voice.
In this workshop, you’ll write for fun and with a purpose, learning how to unleash the truest and best writing within you. Come with a willingness to listen to and honor your singular voice, and leave with playful and practical tools to cultivate it. Bring yourself, paper/journal, and your favorite writing utensil. Tuition is $50.
Jen Violi is author of Putting Makeup on Dead People, finalist for the Oregon Book Award’s Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. She also mentors writers, helping them to bring forth the books they were meant to write. Over the last twenty years, she’s created and facilitated hundreds of workshops, retreats, and experiences for people seeking to know themselves, their own stories, and their creative potential on a deeper level. Jen enjoys making her life amidst the green and caffeine of Portland, OR. Find out more at www.jenvioli.com.
At 7 p.m. the same evening, Jen Violi will read from her book for the Manzanita Writers’ Series, also at the Hoffman Center.
The workshop is a program of the Hoffman Center and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Further information and a registration form is available here or contact Tela Skinner at firstname.lastname@example.org