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Field Notes: Observation and Reflection in the Natural World

Date: April 22, 2017 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York 107

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Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York 107

In a time of increasing attention to human responsibility for the Earth, we ask as teachers, counselors, and citizens: How might writing deepen our connections to the natural world—for success as learners, and health as human beings

Writers, scientists, artists, educators, and counselors provide a rich array of responses. Participants will observe nature, jot field notes, tiny essays, and blessings in response to a series of prompts, and consider opportunities in teaching and counseling practice to grow our relation with Earth.

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: Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 513, LA 533, ED 536, 1 semester hour, $879

  • 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 813, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

*Please note: Registration forms with social security numbers and/or credit card information listed on them should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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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 stories 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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