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Continuing Education

(NWI) Introduction to Documentary Studies

Date: 5:30pm PST February 5, 2014 Location: Lewis & Clark College, Miller Center for the Humanities, Room 209

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Lewis & Clark College, Miller Center for the Humanities, Room 209

Documentary Studies uses interdisciplinary frameworks and multiple modes of storytelling to explore individual lives and diverse cultures in the past and present.

In this workshop, we’ll examine the history and current use of documentary work in the U.S, the ethics of fieldwork, and ways to convey the lives of others.

Through analysis of film, photography, audio, and print journalism, participants will look at how documentary storytelling promotes human dignity and social justice and engages communities through collaborative projects.

Students will create a proposal for a project documenting their families, students, clients, and/or members of another culture.

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

Dates: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2014

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Laura Moulton, M.F.A.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 501, 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 801, 1 semester hour, $350

Register for continuing education credit (PDF)

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs

Register for noncredit

  • 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 MFA from Eastern Washington University. For more information, visit

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