Friday, July 10, 2009

Off to the Oregon Coast Children's Writer's Workshop

(A diagonal ocean view?)

From Sunday through Friday of this coming week I'll be in Oceanside Oregon at the Oregon Coast Children's Writer's Workshop. I'm looking forward to
comiserating with other writers and learning from more experienced folks in the field! And the fact that the conference center is within sight of the pacific ocean -- well, it doesn't get any better than that! I grew up here -- on the Oregon Coast. And it seems like a perfect place to come back to in order to get in touch with my children's writing Muse!
I've come a week early to visit my old childhood haunts. Here are a few of them.

These are the very same yellow, hardback Nancy Drew mysteries that my friends and I all read as kids! We found them today on the shelf in the library of the little town where we spent our elementary school days. Though the old library building has been torn down and a new bigger one built in it's place, our old favorites are still on the shelves! It reminds me that a good book can inspire the imagination of children for generations!

And so can the Beautiful Pacific Ocean, seen here along Hwy 101 on the Oregon Coast.

I'll be sans internet access during the workshop. My cell phone doesn't work where I am now either. : )But I'll post tips I've learned at the workshops once I leave the beach, next week!