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Continuing Education

Memoir: Episodes from Your Storied Past (online)

Date: January 10 Location: Online


Let’s face it: you have survived resonant bouts of challenge and joy, and your path has covered some vivid territory.

In this online workshop, we will write to prompts about our own places, characters, communities, works and wanderings, failures and precious escapes, and then share passages from this writing with a small group for supportive response.

Online resources will include short films inviting you into particular realms of inquiry, sample texts to emulate, ideas for adding texture to your chronicle, and invitations to try myriad portals for the pen to take you deep into your own story.

After an online orientation session January 10, the course will run for ten weeks from January 17th to March 21st.


Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 10-March 21, 2018, Online
Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 510, 2 semester hours, $801

  • 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 810, 2 semester hours, $700
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: $500, includes 30 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.