Workshops: 2011

This year we’re bringing a number of useful workshops to Manzanita.  Whether you’re seeking help on the business of writing, or looking to hone your writing skills, you’re bound to find a workshop that fits your needs.  Simply download this year’s registration form, complete it and send it in to the Hoffman Center at PO Box 678, Manzanita, OR 97130.

February 19
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lauren Kessler & Tom Hager The Visible Writer:  Learn why raising your visibility is so important for all writers, from beginners to veterans. This workshop offers  practical tips on traditional and social media methods to build the kind of “platform” you need to attract publishers and readers. $50
March 19
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  (1 hour  sessions w/ 15 minutes breaks in between, plus a lunch break)
Carlos Reyes
Margaret Chula
Penelope Scambly Schott
Paulann Petersen
Prompting New Work: Spend an hour with each of these acclaimed poets.  They’ll share their favorite writing prompts. You’ll come away inspired and with new material for your work.  Pick and choose, or spend time with all four; the price is the same. $40
April 16
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jane Kirkpatrick From Fact to Historical Fiction:Author Jane Kirkpatrick will talk about facts and fiction and the writer’s craft of weaving them together to tell a good story. $25
June 18
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Jennifer Lauck Scene writing in seven steps! Learn the key ingredients to formulating the single most important aspect of good writing–the scene–with Jennifer Lauck who has created a recipe all writers can follow in order to create a juicy, tactile, focused and depth filled scene.   All levels and genres welcome. $50

September 17
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Miriam Gershow Writing and Publishing Short Stories:  Spend the first half of the workshop using writing prompts to generate short story ideas. The second half will focus on how and where to place your short fiction. $25

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