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Continuing Education

Fiction Writing

Date: 4:30pm PDT October 21, 2014 Location: Grant High School, 2245 NE 36th Avenue, Portland OR

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Grant High School, 2245 NE 36th Avenue, Portland OR

This Oregon Writing Project workshop is for teachers and writers who want to explore or refine the craft of fiction writing in a nurturing and challenging environment. 

We will read passages from short fiction, and practice ways to enter a developing story, including character development, place, point of view, and dialogue.

We will draft works-in-progress to further develop through small-group response, exercises for work in solitude, and in class discussion.

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 Past participants are saying…

“Perfect for the first step into fiction. Encouraging, supportive, insightful.”

“Every participant brought so much to the class. It was great to hear so many different voices and styles.”

“Kim is an exceptional teacher. He is knowledgable, organized, approachable, supportive and very well prepared.”

“I loved all of the creative prompts and having optional homework ideas.”

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Tuesdays, October 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 9, 2014

Time: 4:30-7:15 p.m. 

Instructor: Kim Stafford, Ph.D.

Degree-applicable credit: WCM/LA 527, 1 semester hour, $728

Continuing education credit: CELA 827, 1 semester hour, $350

To register for credit or for more information contact Pam Hooten at or call 503-768-6132.

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs.

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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.

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