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(NWI) Audio Postcards: Creativity, Compassion, Commitment

Date: 9:00am PDT April 6, 2013 - 5:00pm April 7, 2013 Location: Room 202, Lewis & Clark Undergraduate Campus

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    Kim Stafford, Ph.D.

Room 202, Lewis & Clark Undergraduate Campus

Drawing on life experience, participants in this workshop will write profiles of personal heroes, encounters with other cultures, moments of creative discovery, and other compact experiences with indelible effects. From these short writings, we will select, deepen, and record our selected accounts for podcast, and other forms of web-based sharing.

We’ll spend time Saturday writing a number of short pieces, for revision that evening, and recording on Sunday. Our work will be informed by frequent opportunities to listen to audio stories on-line, and in the work of previous participants in this course. At the close of the workshop, we’ll discuss how recorded stories can become part of the work of a teacher, a counselor, an advocate for a cultural community, or any other citizen with a story to tell.

This course is part of the Documentary Studies Certificate program.

Northwest Writing Institute (NWI) classes are offered to teachers, counselors, parents, veterans, and all community members interested in the power of stories to help us understand and practice human connections for the good of all.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2013

Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor:  Kim Stafford, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM/LA 511, 1 semester hour, $773

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

Continuing education credit: CELA 811, 1 semester hour, $350

Register now for continuing education credit (PDF)

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250 

This class is full.  Please contact us to be added to the waitlist.

  • 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

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, and the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared (a memoir), and The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft (a book about writing and teaching). He approaches writing as a chance to compose stores we have carried into poems, essays, radio commentaries, blessings, rants, parables, and other forms of “tikkun olam,” the healing of the world.

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