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Continuing Education


Date: 9:00am PDT June 26, 2017 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, Corbett 100

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Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, Corbett 100

Writing chapters from one’s life story can produce gifts for family, and an important record of community life. In this course, we will read short passages from a variety of voices reflecting on lessons learned from life encounters. We will use these passages as prompts for our own writing, leading to a gathering of short life chapters for further reflection and revision over time. No experience necessary, but a willing heart.

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.

Past participants have said…

“I found the wisdom and encouragement I gained from Kim and my classmates most valuable. The guided writing and feedback were awesome, and the ideas for finding stories within our lives were so helpful.”

“Kim said as writers, we need two things: a sense of abundance and a place to begin. He has given me a place to begin. I cannot express the depth of my gratitude.”

“Kim’s wisdom and compassion, which was demonstrated by his chosen reading, encouraging words, and the sharing of his own writing and life.”

“The workshop, in total, is so rich with useful information — it was like being given tools or taught how to take two sticks and make a fire.”

Course Details & Registration

Date: Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2017 *note new dates

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

Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 510, 2 semester hour, $1,758

Continuing education credit: CELA 810, 2 semester hour, $700

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information 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: $500, includes 30 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni and Lewis & Clark school-based mentors and supervisors save 20%.

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About the Instructor

imageKim 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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