Ever dreamt of becoming a travel writer? As part of the ongoing Writers on Writing series offered by the Coast Chapter of Willamette Writers, author Kim Cooper Findling will offer a workshop on Travel Writing for Fun and Profit.
This workshop will help you learn to think like a travel writer, pitch ideas to editors, break in to the travel market, and bring place and experience to life on the page. Participants should come prepared for hands-on writing activities.
Kim Cooper Findling was born in Seattle and grew up on the Oregon coast. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from University of Oregon and a M.S. in Natural Resource Education from Oregon State University.
Kim is an author and the editor of Central Oregon Magazine. She writes, edits and teaches writing. Her work has appeared in many magazines and literary journals including Alaska Air, Horizon Air, Sky West, Travel Oregon, Oregon Quarterly, Oregon Coast, Northwest Travel, High Desert Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, Bend Living, Women’s Health and Fitness, Pregnancy and Seattle.
Kim has authored two books, Day Trips from Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir, a chapter from which won the 2011 Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest. She wrote chapters for the books Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, Day in the Life: Central Oregon, Back From War, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters, and You’re Invited.
Kim is an AskOregon Ambassador for Travel Oregon and a member of the board of BendFilm. She teaches writing workshops to children and adults, as well as coaches writers one-on-one. She is currently working on a book marrying memoir and travel, a collection of essays and surviving midlife. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters, the three of them an endless source of joy and material.
Willamette Writers is the largest writers' organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers' organizations in the United States. Willamette Writers' goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. The Coast Chapter currently meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Newport Public Library. In 2014, meeting dates will typically be the third Sunday of each moth at 2:00. For more information call Theresa Wisner at 541-270-3870.
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