Monday, October 26, 2009

Oregon Coast Children's Book Writers Workshop

My own pictures of the Oregon coast are not digitized because they're from way back before I ever had a digital camera and we're so pathetic we don't even have one of those cool scanners, copiers, printers and babysitters thingamajiggers all rolled into the one. So you'll have to go to the official OCCBWW site to see pictures that David Greenberg has.

Go now.

And come back here.

Good.

Did you click through some of the pages?

Under Tips and Suggestions David has more pictures. And under Instructors: Session II, you'll see moi!

Yup, I'm going to talk about magazine writing and nonfiction, both which I love to write, and that has paid for the endless reams of paper I go through for my novels and much more. I will be sharing what I know about getting started and published in these venues.

I'm very, very excited to be at OCCBWW. It is a gorgeous place and David runs an excellent conference. Just read the testimonials. I suspect it's a lot like the Highlights conference in Chautauqua but on a smaller scale. Of course, you can't beat the location. The Oregon coast is simply the most unspoiled piece of nature ever. It's intimate. There's time for learning in a group and one-one-one and quiet time to ponder and write.

Years ago, I had wanted to go to OCCBWW, but my kiddos were too young (and it seemed I was either pregnant or nursing or both) and by the time they were old enough, I somehow managed to get scholarships to two workshops on the East Coast. Of course, that's where I chose to go. So I'm thrilled to be coming to OCCBWW as a faculty member.

Register soon. I hear that spots get filled up fast. This is why David is offering two sessions.

I hope to see you there next summer. Happy writing.
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4 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful setting. I'd love to be there...

Vijaya said...

Oh, Bish, I hope you'll be able to swing it ...

WordWrangler said...

I did check out the site and wow!! The see-thru tunnel is gorgeous! and those tidal pool animals? WOW.
But the best pic of all? YOURS! I'm so happy for you! If I was anywhere near there, I'd love to come!

You'll have to take tons of pics and post them.

Congratulations, Vijaya. I know you'll be a blessing to all the folks who take your class!

hugs,
Donna

Vijaya said...

Thanks Donna. Teaching is in my very bones and I know I'm going to love it. Plus the best way to learn something is to teach it ...