Women Only Experience: Learning, Writing and Walking on the Oregon Coast
Find inspiration on the Oregon Coast through wildlife walks and yoga classes and work with published authors to learn about novel writing, memoir craft and tips for getting published.
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Program No. 1831RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Engage your body, mind and spirit on a relaxing learning adventure. Let the ocean stir your senses and provide inspiration for your writing. Explore genres of fiction, poetry, memoir and mystery writing, and do writing exercises with guest authors who provide advice on getting published. Join a local naturalist for field trips and beach walks right outside your door, explore charming Newport and more.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Moderate walking and standing on field trips.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Tap the experiences of published authors who provide tips for getting published, help you to sketch a novel and teach you techniques for writing memoir and other genres.
  • Explore Yaquina Head Lighthouse Natural Scenic Area and experience the Sylvia Beach Hotel, where each room pays homage to an author from Twain to Hemingway.
  • Center yourself with expert-led yoga and relaxation exercises, and encounter the sea lions, whales, seals, birds and wildflowers that share this coast on beach walks with a naturalist.
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Julie Fiedler
Julie Fiedler is an artist, writer and educator who began her teaching career at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She was Headmaster at the prestigious Neskowin Day School and taught memoir and writing classes at Lane Community College on the Oregon Coast. A talented clay artist, she specializes in tile painting and sculpture and her work is exhibited throughout the country. Julie lives with her husband John and daughter, Hazel in Otis, Oregon.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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