Dedicated to building and supporting the careers, craft and creative needs of the writer
The Writing Ranch, founded in 2001, is based in the High Desert of Central Oregon, Oregon’s “outback,” and is dedicated to supporting emerging writers through workshops, writing intensives, retreats, seminars and one-on-one in-person or on-line tutorials.
Writing Ranch founder and award-winning author and poet Ellen Waterston understands the challenge of building a creative writing career around professional and personal commitments. She also recognizes the need for providing writers with opportunities to improve their craft, whether writing professionally or creatively, and the importance of taking time in a retreat setting, away from daily demands, to focus on one’s writing and writing goals.
Click here to read details and registration information about Ellen's High Desert Nature Writing Intensive at Grindstone Lakes Lodge in August 2013.
Writing Ranch News Ellen delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Northwest Poets' Concord on May 3, 2013. Click here to read the text of her speech titled "A Poet's Camino: How Form Follows Function."