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Continuing Education

(NWI) Healing Power of Story

Date: July 14, 2012 - July 15, 2012 Location: Writer’s Dojo, 7518 N. Chicago Ave. Portland, OR

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Writer’s Dojo, 7518 N. Chicago Ave. Portland, OR

The hardest times in life can make you “voiceless,” but also offer the greatest opportunity for stories. At these times the invitation to “tell me your story” can be a critical encouragement in the healing process.

As caregivers, teachers, counselors, parents, nurses, doctors, and patients, we will look at our own stories and those of others to practice strength and healing. Through writing, we will explore the uses of journals, fiction, essays, and poetry in the telling and receiving of stories.

This course is part of the Documentary Studies Certificate Program.

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Course Details

Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15, 2012

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Joanne Mulcahy, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 648, 1 semester hour, $673

Continuing education credit: CELA 848, 1 semester hour, $350

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

Registration form (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

Joanne B. Mulcahy, Ph.D. teaches creative nonfiction at The Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis and Clark College, where she also co-directs the Documentary Studies Certificate Program. She has facilitated workshops in many community settings including libraries, health centers, women’s shelters, and correctional facilities. Her essays have appeared in journals and anthologies including The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write about the West and These United State s. She is the author of Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island and Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz

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