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Continuing Education

(NWI) Healing Power of Story

Date: 9:00am PDT May 18, 2013 - 5:00pm May 19, 2013 Location: Room 107, Graduate Campus

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Room 107, Graduate Campus

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.

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

Date: Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 2013

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 648, 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 848, 1 semester hour, $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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