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(NWI) Memoir: 100 Tricks

Date: 9:00am PST February 9, 2013 - 5:00pm February 10, 2013 Location: Room 116, Graduate Campus

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Room 116, Graduate Campus

Writing chapters from one’s life story can produce gifts for family, and an important record of community life. In this workshop, we will read short passages from a variety of voices reflecting on lessons learned from life encounters. We will use these passages as prompts for our own writing, leading to a gathering of short life chapters for further reflection and revision over time. No experience necessary, but a willing heart.

This workshop will draw writing prompts from the new book, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, by Kim Stafford (Trinity University Press, 2012). The book tells hard stories with a light touch, by focusing on episodes of mystery and illumination.

This course is part of the Documentary Studies Certificate Program

Northwest Writing Institute 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

Date: Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Instructor: Kim Stafford, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: LA 530/WCM 510, 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 810, 1 semester hour, $350

Register now for continuing education credit (PDF)

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

Noncredit registration is closed. Please contact us to be placed on the wait list.

  • 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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