Renewing Your Writing Spirit:

Bob Welch’s Spring 2017 Workshop

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We asked. You told. Now, we’ve built a one-day workshop as a custom fit for your writing needs. After more than two dozen people responded to our Survey Monkey questionnaire earlier this month, we used your responses to design a workshop that 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. Two identical workshops, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. A maximum of seven students per workshop. Aimed at both fiction and nonfiction writers alike.

What you’ll get:

1. Written critique of your work by Bob Welch prior to the event. (Max 2,000 words).
2. Chance to read aloud a short piece of your work and get feedback from your peers. (Optional.)
3. Group discussion about the obstacles to successful “writing lives.”
4. Inspiration and information from Bob.
5. Three short exercises to help you grow as a writer.
6. A great Oregon lunch prepared by She Who Knows Hospitality, Welch’s wife Sally.

In short, the chance to learn and laugh in a relaxed atmosphere where people aren’t put on the spot but are encouraged — all with a late enough start,  and early enough finish,  to make it practical for people traveling from Portland or Central Oregon to attend without having to spend a night.

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The schedule:

9 a.m. — Arrive.

9:15 a.m. — Welcome, inspiration, get-to-know-each-other exercise.

10 a.m. — Welch on writing, followed by an assignment.

11 a.m. — Group discussion on obstacles for writers.

12:15 p.m. — Lunch

1 p.m. — Welch on writing, followed by an assignment.

2 p.m. — Read aloud. (If seven people, each gets 10 minutes to read and seven of feedback.)

4 p.m. — Final comments, questions.

4:30 p.m. — Workshop concludes.

Limit seven people per workshop. First come, first serve.

Cost: $199.

Interested but still have questions? Feel free to contact bob at bobwelch23@gmail.com or 541-517-3936.

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