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Continuing Education

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

Date: 9:00am PDT July 20, 2013 - 5:00pm July 21, 2013 Location: Room 219, Graduate Campus

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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.

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.

Past participants are saying…

“The community built among the participants…created a safe and open place to share our writing.”

“The readings were great and the peer feedback was valuable.”

“I really valued the opportunity to make contact with myself and hear the stories of other writers.”

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21, 2013

Times: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 532, 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 832, 1 semester hours, $350

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Noncredit/CEU: 15 hours, $250

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  • 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

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