School navigation

Continuing Education

(NWI) Bearing Witness: Writing, Documentary Studies, and Social Justice

Date: 9:00am PDT June 15, 2013 - 5:00pm June 16, 2013 Location: 107, Graduate Campus

  • Event Image

107, Graduate Campus

What is the writer’s, teacher’s, citizen’s or counselor’s role in bearing witness? How do we observe, record, and interpret events from the everyday to the unspeakable?

In this nonfiction workshop, we’ll explore a continuum of creative nonfiction including literary journalism, essay, and memoir. We’ll write from our own observations of cultural life, exploring ethical issues as well as style, voice, and literary form.

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, June 15-16, 2013

Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM/LA 504, 1 semester hour, $804

  • 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 804 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education registration is now closed. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.

Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

Noncredit registration is now closed. Please contact us to be added to 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

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 adjunct professor at Marylhurst University. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. She earned an M.F.A. from Eastern Washington University. For more information, visit

  • New events are added to our calendar regularly. For the latest on events related to your specific interests, sign up to receive periodic updates by email and/or mail.

45.445733; -122.671119