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Northwest Writing Institute (NWI)

What part does writing play in your life? What part would you like it to play? What does the world need that only your stories, your poems, your voice and vision could provide?


The Northwest Writing Institute (NWI) at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling is a place to explore these questions in good company.

Our writing 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.


Supported by the Center for Community Engagement, our offerings are held on the Lewis & Clark campus and in the community. Please join us for a class, symposium, retreat or experimental gathering. We can’t tell the whole story without your voice.

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Kim Stafford
, Director

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