Coopey Creek Writer's Workshop || VOICE

Paul and Emily are happy to open their home, Coopey Creek, to host a writer's workshop on October 3rd, 2015.

In the dramatic and inspiring surroundings of the Columbia River Gorge (just under 30 minutes from Portland), this will be an intimate day-long intensive limited to 10 people. 

Our Fall 2015 theme is VOICE. Talks and group sessions will focus on finding, sharpening, and growing our individual expressive voice as writers and artists. Practical tips, inspiration, and opportunities for conversation will take place throughout the day, with lulls for contemplation, hiking to a nearby waterfall, focused writing, and laughter. 

We will examine the elements of excellent prose, discuss what makes our best writing personal, hone our voices through an extended writing exercise, and discuss how to do reader-based revision without losing style.

Morning refreshments and a hearty lunch will be provided. 

Interested in joining? Apply here today.

Suggested donation: 95.00

We encourage writers of all genres and levels of experience to join!


9:30 - 10:00 || arrival and morning refreshments

10:00 - 10:50 || VOICE morning session 1: "What makes great prose?"

11:00 - 11:50 || VOICE morning session 2: "What makes a great voice?"

12:00 - 1:20 || lunch and conversation, outdoor walk

1:30 - 2:20 || VOICE afternoon session: "Voices our readers can hear."

2:30 - 3:20 || individual reflection and writing time

3:30 - 4:30 || VOICE workshop and  concluding thoughts