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(NWI) Writing Culture: Telling Stories in Words and Images

Date: 9:00am PDT October 13, 2012 - 5:00pm October 14, 2012 Location: Room 115, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

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Room 115, Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus

What shapes our identities as members of a family, workplace, religious group, or nation? How do we learn the rules for how to act in unfamiliar cultures, and how do we write about that experience?

In this workshop, we’ll write to discover the unique patterns of our own cultural worlds as well as those we’ve entered through literature, travel, and everyday experience.

We’ll read contemporary nonfiction to explore different cultural perspectives and we’ll examine issues of craft, including character development, voice, and literary form. The workshop may also involve fieldwork and documentation of Portland life.

This course is part of the Documentary Studies Certificate Program.

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Course Details

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, October 13-14, 2012

Time:  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 532, 1 semester hour, $773

Continuing education credit: CELA 832, 1 semester hour, $350

Noncredit/CEU: 30 hours, $500

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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