People learn best when they feel relaxed and safe!
"I loved this course and would leap at another opportunity to study with Ellen. I appreciated how "safe" it felt in this group, her deftly holding a space for participants to tune into their unique voices in their writing. I learned a lot about techniques for structuring a memoir that I never would have thought of on my own. I learned a lot about ways to make the language I choose to be more engaging. The pieces of writing which Ellen shared with us clearly illustrated options that she encouraged us to experiment with in our own work. I leave this course both much more knowledgeable and more inspired than ever to continue writing. Thank you, Ellen!" —Ginny Contento, Bend, Oregon
Writing and art classes
Literature discussion groups for adults
Italian for Tots
Perfect Pie Crust
taught by Oregon State University professor Ellen Santasiero, MFA