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Words on the Coast: A Full-Day Writers’ Retreat

  • Port Hole Center 77567 Hwy 101 Gardiner, OR 97441 (map)

Cost: $95

Image courtesy Angelina Litvin/Unsplash

Image courtesy Angelina Litvin/Unsplash

Writers and writers-to-be will love this full-day symposium focused on the craft and creativity of storytelling. No matter your chosen genre (memoir, short fiction, novel, haiku), four pro writers and writing instructors will help you “Write What You Love”—all in a supportive environment that celebrates the writer in all of us. 


  • Breakfast orientation with coffee and rolls 

  • Catered lunch, featuring coastal cuisine

  • Four classes designed to build your writing acumen

  • Keynote speech, panel discussion, and book-signing party

Experience Notes

  • Some classes will be held on the second floor, and no elevator is available. Please contact the host if you need any accommodations. 

  • This is a 10-hour experience. 

Meet Your Southern Oregon Coast Hosts

Ellen Traylor is a best-selling author of 20 books, a book publisher, and bookstore owner. Many of her own novels bring Biblical characters to life—though she loves helping writers of every ilk make the journey from manuscript to published author. Her bookstore, Port Hole Books, is part of Port Hole Conference Center, a conference venue located in Gardiner, Oregon. Joining her will be writers Ned Hickson, Karen D. Nichols, and Bob Keefer.

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