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Claim Your Story Writing Conference

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Sep• 05•13

Claim Your Story Writing Conference
Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

October 19, 9-5
Whether you write fiction, essays, or memoir, there is an art to stringing together words to elicit an emotional response from your readers. The first annual Claim Your Story Writers Conference, October 19th at the Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, centers around the idea that all good writing emerges when writers possess the heart of an artist and are willing to step up and tell their tale. This one-day event provides an opportunity to focus on the craft and breathe new life and color into your writing. Our aim is that writers produce work that is more vivid, true, and powerful than they’ve been able to produce before. Workshops will be taught by talented authors who are also distinguished writing teachers: Lidia Yuknavitch, Alissa Lukara, and Jessica Morrell.

You can find the complete schedule here: http://claimyourstory.com/claim-your-story-schedule/

Saturday’s keynote speaker will be Lidia Yuknavitch author of the acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water, Dora A Headcase, and other collections and books. She will be speaking about The Worth of Risk.

The Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland is an exceptionally charming setting in a charming city. Conference attendees will be able to tour the gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Discount rates are available for conference attendees and include breakfast.

To register: Cost for the conference is $125 and includes a catered lunch and beverages. To register or for more information about the conference including the schedule, visit the conference website at http://claimyourstory.com Payments can be mailed to Jessica Morrell, P.O. Box 820141, Portland, OR 97282-1141. PayPal payments are also accepted.

Conference participants who will need hotel rooms are encouraged to reserve accommodations as soon as possible at http://www.lithiaspringsresort.com
The instructor’s websites are located at:

Jessica Morrell, the conference coordinator, is the author of six books along with the upcoming No Ordinary Days: the Seasons, Cycles, and Elements of Writing. She works as a developmental editor and is the founder of the Summer in Words Writing Conference in Cannon Beach, Oregon and Making it in Changing Times Writing Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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  1. Olivia Ashe says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I’m looking forward to reading your new book. Can’t wait to see it in the bookshop.
    Good luck,
    Olivia 🙂

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