Two Welch Winter Writers’ Workshops

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The tradition? For the third year in a row we’re offering an intimate, in-our-home writers’ workshop for people interested in memoir writing: Friday, March 2.

What’s new? We’re also offering a workshop the next day, Saturday, March 3, on “Ten Ways to Take Your Writing from Fizzle to Sizzle.”

You can register for one or both. But don’t delay. As per usual, each is limited to seven students.

We are confident that the workshops will:

Inspire you.
Inform you.
Challenge you.
Recharge you.

And, above all,

Encourage you.

All in the relaxed atmosphere of teacher Bob Welch’s Eugene home.

Because of the small number of students and the in-home setting, you’ll get a personal touch that you won’t find in larger writers’ workshops that cater to the masses.

Instead, you’ll get:

1. A written critique of your work by Bob Welch prior to the event. (Max 1,500 words).
2. Small-group discussions about overcoming obstacles every writer faces.
3. Answers to the specific questions about your personal writing challenges.
4. Inspiration and information from Bob.
5. Short exercises to help you grow as a writer.
6. A great Oregon lunch prepared by She Who Knows Hospitality, Welch’s wife Sally.
7. Visual enhancements on a 65-inch televison.
8. Soft chairs.
9. A cozy fire.
10.An atmosphere that’s relaxed, fun and encouraging.

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Friday, March 2

Join us as Welch answers the two dozen questions every new memoir writer has to face when beginning his or her project. Among them: Why bother to tell your story? How do you keep your focus? How do you do research? How do you make it real for the reader? What if the story threatens to hurt some people’s feelings? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? How can you quickly, easily and inexpensively turn this into a physical book?

There will be plenty of time for your contributions and questions. And a handful of assignments that will help you focus your effort.

Saturday, March 3

Join us as Welch takes you through a 10-step process that he’s used himself to become an award-winning author of more than 20 books. Ideas, research, focus, showing (in addition to telling), details, simplicity, active verbs, foreshadowing, reading aloud and, finally, remembering who you are in all this: a storyteller whose number goal is to be interesting.

As with Friday’s session, we’ll spice the day with a few assignments and allow lots of discussion and questions so your specific needs as a writer are met.

Cost for each session: $199. First seven to register each day get spots.

Interested but still have questions? Feel free to contact Bob here or 541-517-3936.

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