Writing Workshop

Establishing a Writing Practice (That Ignites Your Passion)
Saturday, June 22
2 to 4 p.m.
Tuition: $40

In 1978, author Ray Bradbury told a group of aspiring writers to write a hell of a lot and that it didn’t matter what the quality of the writing was, just sit in front of the typewriter and throw up every day. Yet, most writers struggle to sit in front of a blank page. To establish a “practice” that yields results is even harder to do. If this sounds familiar, then this workshop might be perfect for you.

Based on the journey of finding the motivation to get to the computer daily with ease and excitement to getting published, you will be introduced to materials and tools that can guide you on how to establish a daily sustainable writing practice and accomplish solid revisions which will lead you to produce publishable pieces. The workshop will offer understanding of the submission process and how to implement it into your writing routine.

By the end of the workshop you will have explored the components to get you from blank page to publication and you will understand the Ten Plus One plus One Guide. The goal of this workshop is to empower you to walk away with a writing plan that utilizes creative play, focused revisions, and fits into your lifestyle.

About the Instructor

Isa de Quesada has been writing poems since she was 11 years old. She majored in Creative Writing and graduated from the University of California, Irvine where she studied with poet, Charles Wright. In the mid 80’s through the 90’s, she studied with Jack Grapes in Los Angeles and worked as an associate editor for Onthebus Literary Magazine. Her poetry and essays have been published in literary journals and magazines.

Isa retired as an English teacher in 2018 and moved to the Oregon Coast to write full time. She completed her first novel, Portrait of a Punk Life, and is currently at work on her second novel while continuing to write poetry, stories, and essays. Some of her poems can be found at www.isadequesada.com. She is assistant editor for Oregon’s Fireweed Literary Journal. She also offers editorial and coaching services for writers  www.editorforwriters.com.

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  •  June 22, 2024
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

June 9: Isa de Quesada leads a workshop to help students develop a writing practice.


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.