Claim Your Story

Writing Conference, Ashland, Oregon


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Many thanks

To all who helped put together and make our first Claim Your Story Writing Conference a success. Appreciate Lidia Yuknavitch and Alissa Lukara for teaching, Marlene and Scott of the Ashland Springs Hotel catering department, the staff at Lithia Springs, and the writers who attended. Thanks too to Judy Lara for her help, and always big thanks to my partner in crime Jay Collins.  We were amazed at the level of talent and creativity in that room and, as always, had a lovely stay while in Ashland.

Keep writing, keep dreaming, have heartMatisse painting

(This is one of my favorite paintings I’ve seen in real life. It reminds me of Lithia Springs Resort, was painted by the great Henri Matisse, and is displayed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.)

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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.


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Deadline for registering is approaching

Would love to see you in Ashland at the beautiful Lithia Springs Resort on the 19th for the first annual Claim Your Story Writing Conferencetightrope-walker.If you’ve been wavering about registering, please do so before 10/9 when I need to give the final count for the catered lunch and beverages.

Also, to receive  your group rate (discount) for staying at the resort, please phone to register at 1-800-482-7128

If you have questions I can be contacted at jessicapage(@)spiritone(dot)com

RESERVATIONS for the conference may be made by check or through PayPal using the above email address.

 


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Claim Your Story mini conference

Write true. Write free. Write now.

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Because we all have a story in us.

When: October 19th

Where: Lithia Springs Resort, Ashland, Oregon

This will be the first annual Claim Your Story mini conference. I currently coordinate and teach at two other conferences, Summer in Words held every June is Cannon Beach, Oregon and Making it in Changing Times, held the last  Saturday in January each year in Portland. I’ve been teaching writers since 1991, have written books for writers, work as a developmental editor and writing coach, and in all I do encourage people toward expression and creativity.  Because as Murial Rukeyser said, “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”

Stay tuned to this site for the schedule, interviews and updates.

 

Keynote speaker: Lidia YuknavitchLidia 1702793_10151181855573752_1196230985_n