MANZANITA — Are you finding it hard to devote time to write on a new or existing writing project? Now you can take a weekend to reboot your writing at the beach at the Manzanita Writing Weekend Friday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 3. There will be time to write, relax and play on the beach.

Writers looking for uninterrupted time to write in a safe and nurturing setting are welcome to attend, in all genres, including poetry, personal essay, nonfiction and memoir/creative non-fiction. The weekend is idea for any level of writing or stage of your project. Come for the evening, a day or the entire weekend. Cost ranges from $30 to $225 depending upon the package chosen.

Manzanita Writing Weekend will be held at the Center for Contemplative Arts, Manzanita Avenue and Division Street. There is no lodging at the Center, so you must make your own lodging plans. Visit for information about lodging options and to register.

Introductions and writing time will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

Activities Saturday, Feb. 2, include workshopping and critique of writing from 9 a.m. to noon, writing time from 1 to 4 p.m., and dinner together in Manzanita at 7 p.m.

More workshopping and critique will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

The workshop will be led by Kelly Wallace, who owns and operates the Writers Boot Camp West. She was a Hawthorne Fellow at The Attic Institute and is a member of the Pinewood Table writer’s group led by Stevan Allred and Joanna Rose.

For more information contact Wallace at 503-575-5104 or

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