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Continuing Education

The Practice of Writing

Date: 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT May 20, 2017 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 117

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Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 117

Trying our hands at a variety of experimental forms, in this course we will bring our attention to events best told as stories, questions best explored as brief essays, discoveries and mysteries best told as poems, and other explorations of connection between what we have experienced and what we might say.

This course is for writers interested in pushing their practice in multiple directions, and for teachers who want to engage the widest variety of student writers.

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, May 20-21, 2017

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 515, 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 815, 1 SH, $350

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

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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.