Summer in Words

Writing Conference


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  •  Eight top-quality workshops
  • Three keynote talks about the writing life
  • Up to the date information on getting published
  •  ½ day Sunday session
  • An inspiring keynote speaker
  • Chances to network, make friends, and read your work out loud
  • A reception on Friday that includes book signing and a keynote address
  • Out Loud session on Saturday night
  • An oceanside bonfire on Saturday night
  • The Sunday Wrap panel discussion
  • Manuscript critique opportunities


If you’re planning on staying at the Hallmark Inn you need to make your reservation before May 24th. Discounted room rates range from $129 for a single queen to $209 for an oceanfront queen. Most rooms have an ocean view.  Contact the Hallmark at 1-888-448-4449

If you’re interested in sharing a ride or a room, please contact Jessica or Mary


Author: jessicapage2

Jessica Page Morrell lives in Portland, Oregon where she is surrounded by writers and watches the sky all its moods and shades. She’s the author of Thanks, But This Isn’t For Us, A (Sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected; Bullies, Bastards & Bitches, How to Write the Bad Guys in Fiction; The Writer’s I Ching: Wisdom for the Creative Life, Voices from the Street; Between the Lines: Master The Subtle Elements Of Fiction Writing; and Writing Out the Storm. Morrell works as a highly-sought after developmental editor because if your characters are a bundle of quirks and inconsistencies, or the plot stalls and the scenes don’t flow, these problems need to be unriddled before you submit it to an agent or editor. She also works on memoirs and nonfiction books with a special focus on logic and voice. She began teaching writers in 1991 and now teaches through a series of workshops in the Northwest and at writing conferences throughout North America and lectures to various writing organizations. She is the former writing expert at which was voted as one of the best 101 sites for writers. In 2008 she founded Summer in Words, a yearly writing conference held on the Oregon coast. She hosts a Web site at, and she’s written a monthly column about topics related to writing since 1998 that currently appears in The Willamette Writer. She also contributes to The Writer and Writers Digest magazines, writes a monthly e-mail newsletter, The Writing Life, and a Web log at

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