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Continuing Education

Works in Progress: A Studio for Advancing Creative Work

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PST January 23 Location: JR Howard Hall 114

JR Howard Hall 114

Open to writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, teachers, and creators in other media, this workshop develops a creative community for completing individual projects.

We will form a craft guild to direct the energies of participants in the development of creative works in progress.

Meeting on alternate Tuesday evenings, each session will focus on the representative passages from two or three artists for supportive response: observations, questions, and suggestions for resources and adjustments to keep the work growing. 

While participants who are ready to do so may complete major projects in this course, our focus will be on the completion of representative selections from on-going projects. A student might complete a chapter of a book, for example, in such a way as to be ready to complete other chapters independently, using lessons learned from the class community. Or a student might complete several representative segments for a film.

This does not need to be the grand finale, but rather good work in good company toward a cherished goal. In fact, the best opportunity may be to get companionable insight early in a project, in order to set a direction and clarify intent for subsequent independent work.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Tuesdays, January 23, February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 622, 1 semester hour, $901

  • 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)

Graduate Continuing education credit: CELA TBA, 1 semester hour, $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.

Cost: $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.