Claim Your Story

Writing Conference, Ashland, Oregon


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Melissa Hart as Keynote Speaker

I’m so happy to announce that Melissa Hart will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Claim Your Story Melissa HartConference. Check out Melissa’s well-stocked resume below. She’s a regular workshop leader and speaker at writers’ conference and we heard raves about her workshops at Summer in Words 2013. She’ll be teaching a workshop on scenes in memoir and fiction and her keynote address is Write What You’d Most Want to Read.

Melissa Hart is the author of the memoirs Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family (Globe Pequote/Lyons 2014) and Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood (Seal, 2009).  She’s a columnist for The Writer Magazine, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Orion, High Country News, Hemispheres, and numerous other publications.  She teaches at the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon. Web: www.melissahart.com.

 

 

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Hotel discount closes on Friday, March 28th

I chose the Lithia Springs Resort as the site for Claim Your Story because it’s beyond charming and comfortable.  Mineral springs piped into a sweet bungalow is a slice of heaven in my opinion. It’s situated among gardens heavy on the wisteria and blooms and winding paths. So serene and inspiring.  We’ve also come to enjoy the professionalism of the staff and how they help with every conference detail and serve delicious food.  Please contact them to reserve your place for a discounted rate.

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Back in the day, this was called Jackson Hot Springs.

Jackson Hot Springs

 


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Deadline for registration has been extended

Since we’ve had a lot of interest in the Claim Your Story Conference,  on OCTOBER 19, I’ve spoken with Lithia Springs Resort catering department and we can extend the deadline and include room for several more participants.

So if you’ve been hesitating, please contact me via the registration page or email at jessicapage(at)spiritone(dot)com. I was just talking with a participant and we’re both looking forward to Lidia Yuknavitch’s workshop on voice. I’m also looking forward to connecting with Alissa Lukara again and hearing her talk. But then, come to think of it, we’re looking forward to all of the events as well as spending time in the lovely Ashland area. In autumn. I’m imagining vibrant colors.Lithia Park Here is  is Lithia Park.

And a quick reminder, if you’re not from southern Oregon there are still plays ongoing at the Shakespeare Theater Festival.