Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford
Date: 9:00am PST December 6, 2014 Location: York Graduate Center, Room 115
York Graduate Center, Room 115
You don’t eat just once every few days. You don’t speak just every week or so. Learning is continuous, and hunger is closer to breathing than to an annual rite. So why not write daily? In this course, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work.
The emphasis will be on the process of creation: creating texts the length of poems but for use in multiple genres. The goal will be to know what it feels like—in the body and in acts of sustaining witness—to practice the continuous writing life you have imagined.
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…
“Excellent writing prompts and discussion.”
“I’ll be back for more - thanks!”
“Kim refreshed my access to ideas and stimulated my desire to deepen my thoughts.”
“It was a joy. The prompts were a helpful framework, the ideas lively, and the feedback an encouragement.”
Course Details & Registration
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, December 6-7, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Stafford, Ph.D.
Degree-applicable credit: WCM 530, LA 538, 1 semester hour, $828
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 830, 1 semester hour, $350
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
About the Instructor
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.