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Continuing Education

(NWI) Telling Lives

Date: 9:00am PDT September 29, 2012 - 5:00pm September 30, 2012 Location: Room 116, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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Room 116, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

Which stories are ours to tell and which carry us into the terrain of others’ lives? Our own stories often intersect with those entrusted to us by family, friends and strangers; all are shaped by the cultures we inhabit.

In this workshop, we’ll explore memoir, biography, ethnography, journalistic portraits, and documentary writing. Our texts will include our own writing as well as works by various writers and practitioners in documentary inquiry.

This course is part of the Documentary Studies Certificate program.

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Course Details

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30, 2012

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM/LA 516, 1 semester hour, $773

Continuing education credit: CELA 816 1 semester hour, $350

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

Registration form (PDF)

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About the Instructor

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons, and teen shelters, and is an adjust professor at Marylhurst University. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University. For more information, visit

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