1831
Oregon
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
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in and Dinner
Lincoln City, OR
D
Inn at Spanish Head

Dinner: Plated dinner in Fathoms, the hotel restaurant on the 10th floor overlooking the ocean, voted the best restaurant view in Lincoln County.

DAY
2
Writing Lecture, Memoirs, Natural History & Beach Walk
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Activity note: Walk on beach with sections of soft and hard-packed sand.

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: "Where are we?" Brief introduction to the physical setting. Natural history walk on the beach with naturalist. Discuss the Oregon coast and its geology.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: Writing: Memoirs, Journals & Autobiography. Julie Fiedler, instructor. This is an opportunity to consider your own life's history and learn to entrust it to words. There will be time for discussion and writing exercises.

Dinner: Plated dinner in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Natural History of the Oregon Coast slide show.

DAY
3
Poetry Workshop, Woods Walk & Estuary Visit
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Activity note: Short drive to the estuary. Walking about one mile on varied terrain.

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Hands-on Poetry writing workshop with renowned Oregon poet and teacher Annie Lighthart, whose book of poetry "Iron String" was published in 2013. www.annielighthart.com. A look at poetry expression with writing exercises.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: Continued hands-on writing workshop. Then, a naturalist will guide us on a walk in the woods, the great northwest coastal rainforest, where wildflowers will be blooming; we will visit an estuary where salmon will be 'running' upstream to spawn. Maximum distance is one mile. Time for writing.

Dinner: Plated dinner in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: More time for writing. Enjoy a free evening to write, relax and reflect.

DAY
4
Writing with Ron Lovell, Newport & Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Activity note: Travel about 30 minutes south to Newport, OR. Explore Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Newport. Walking about 1-2 miles on varied terrain.

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Fiction Writing Class: Special presentation: "Danger by the Sea" author Ron Lovell, author of the Thomas Martindale Mystery Series. Afterward, our group heads for Newport, OR for lunch at Sylvia Beach Hotel and exploring Nye Beach in the restored historic district of Newport.

Lunch: Lunch at the historic Sylvia Beach Hotel, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The atmosphere for our private banquet will be cozy and fun.

Afternoon: Continue field trip. Visit other sites in the Newport area: Nye Beach, Bayfront and Yaquina Head Lighthouse Natural Scenic Area where thousands of sea birds will be beginning to nest on the 'sea stack' rocks just offshore and harbor seals may be 'pupping' on the rocks below the cliffs. Spring is everywhere!

Dinner: Plated dinner in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Time for stretching and relaxation.

DAY
5
Writing Family History, Publication Panel & Farewell Event
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: Writing Your Family History and Oral histories. Capture your family story in so many ways: through anecdotes, biographies, oral history and so much more. Time for writing exercises.

Lunch: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Afternoon: Lunch will be followed by free time to walk, write, and relax, or join a panel discussion instead and learn about publishing options.

Dinner: Farewell dinner in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Evening: Wrap-up discussion.

DAY
6
Departures
Lincoln City, OR
B

Breakfast: Dine in the Fathoms Restaurant.

Morning: You may have time before leaving to talk to a presenter about a possible manuscript or meet in small groups, share your thoughts and creations. Check-out before noon.






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