Beachside: What they’re saying

“I have never experienced such a workshop where I was pampered, validated for who I am, inspired and invigorated.”
— Carole Linneman, 2013

“One of the most meaningful, memorable weekends in my entire life … Bob gave me one of the most precious gifts anyone has ever given me: validation as a writer! ”
— Cara Zane McKenzie, Eugene

“What an amazing opportunity for a complete, sensory-focused writing experience.
Everything about this weekend was stimulating and inspiring. This Texas girl shall return!”
— Caitlin Allbright, Austin, Texas

“Each year the Beachside Writers Workshop is like an inspirational kick in the pants for me. Bob and Jane leave you feeling like you can write and should be writing your stories. The instruction if fun-filled and practical, and the food outrageous.”
— Kirk Kneeland, Eugene

“I immensely enjoyed every moment (especially the French silk pie!).  I sat quietly in the back and just soaked up as much info as I could, completely out of my comfort zone. However, it’s good for me to get out of my comfort zone. It builds character.”
— Jeanne Schneider, Eugene

“If you long for encouragement to write and need a place that offers that along with great people at all skill levels, great teachers, great food, and great laughs, then look no further then this writing workshop.”
— Jessica Burich, Austin, Texas

“I was impressed by the mingling of presentation topics for fiction and non-fiction writing, and the blending of your two styles. I was encouraged, inspired to write, and impressed with your variety of examples and excerpts. Bob and Jane both led us and listened to our writings, and skillfully guided the discussions, yet knew when to let the students lead.”
— Marilyn Von Seeger, Coburg

“Not only do we get two great writers giving us fiction and non-fiction pointers in a comfortable and small setting, we are treated to gourmet meals and snacks. Great  to network with others  struggling to find the motivation, tools,  and confidence to become better writers. Well worth the price!”
— Judie Hansen, Eugene

“Fun, informative, humorous and functional … I was inhaling facts and food at nearly the same rate!”
— Jean Glausi, Eugene

“With signature warmth, wit, and wisdom, Bob Welch and Jane Kirkpatrick share an engaging chemistry as instructors. Previous Beachside Writers Workshops clarified my goals as a writer and  gave superb advice central to my growth. Insights gleaned continue to fuel my passion for writing. Whatever your reason for writing, give yourself a gift: attend this workshop.”
— Michelle Koehn, Eugene