That’s the first paragraph of my essay “What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii,” which is on Brain, Child Magazine.
I wrote it a couple of years ago, so fun to see it see the light! And a great reminder that my chickens are not only awesome humans but the source of really great material. You can’t make this stuff up! Thanks, babies. Keep it up.
I won second place in the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Excellence In Craft Contest, for an article in the mobile casino Camping/Travel category for 2013.
The story was written for Alaska Air Magazine last summer and ran in the August issue of both Alaska Air Magazine at its affiliated Horizon Air Edition.
They sent me this lovely certificate and a check for $50.
Hip hip hooray! It”s the little things, you know?
I’m teaching writing classes several times in the next few months.
I’ll be appearing with fellow “Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life” authors at Deschutes Public Library, February 9 2 p.m.
I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit and What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at the South Coast Writers Conference in Gold Beach on February 15.
I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Writing Gigs at Nature of Words in Bend on March 5.
I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Nature of Words in Bend on April 10.
I’ll be teaching Mining Memory for Gold in Memoir and Essay on on May 14 at Nature of Words in Bend.
I’ll be teaching What Editors Want: Getting and Keeping Magazine Writing Gigs and Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at Willamette Writers Conference August 1 – 3 in Portland.
Hope to see some of you out there!
Thursday, January 16; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Nature of Words Literary Arts Center, 224 NW Oregon Ave. Bend, OR
Class fee: $30 per person
Ever dreamt of becoming a travel writer? This workshop will help you learn to think like a travel writer, pitch ideas to editors, break into the travel market, and bring place and experience to life on the page. Be prepared for a hands-on writing activities.
Nationally published writier Kim Cooper Findling grew up on the Oregon Coast and has lived in Central Oregon since 1995. Her work has appeared in Horizon Air, Runner’s World, Sky West, The Best Places to Kiss NW, Western Art and Architecture, High Desert Journal, and more. She is the author of Day Trips from Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. Kim was the 2011 winner of the Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest, is an ambassador to Travel Oregon’s Ask Oregon program, and is the editor of Central Oregon Magazine. She lives with her family in Bend.
601 NW Wall Street
Sunday, July 14
Free & Open to the Public
featuring Emily Carr, Director,
Elizabeth Quinn, Editor,
High Desert Journal
& Kim Cooper Findling, Editor,
Central Oregon Magazine
Emily Carr, Elizabeth Quinn and Kim Cooper Findling celebrate women crafting writing lives in Bend in the twenty-first century. Please join us in our tribute to the vibrant cultural communities of Central Oregon!
My take on the awesome Westfir Lodge is now posted on the Travel Oregon blog.
My article on encouraging kids to exercise is in this month’s Alaska Air Horizon Air Edition Magazine. I shamelessly pulled in friends and fellow parents from around the nation on this one to gather the best anecdotes and advice for getting kids moving. Thanks to everyone!
I’ll be teaching Travel Writing for Fun and Profit at the Willamette Writer’s Conference in Portland on August 3.
Here’s the rundown:
Ever dreamt of becoming a travel writer? This workshop will help you learn to think like a travel writer, pitch ideas to editors, break in to the travel market, and bring place and experience to life on the page. Be prepared for hands-on writing activities.
The WW annual conference is a great time and very productive. I attended many years before teaching the past two.
I’ll also be presenting to the Willamette Writers Coast Branch in Newport on November 19.
The Oregon Coast chapter of Willamette Writers offers its Writers-on-Writing workshops on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library.
I’m not sure what I’ll workshop yet! Maybe travel writing again, or perhaps general magazine writing from the point of view of an editor? Or we could do a memoir class. Requests?
Hope to see some of you at these events.