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Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford: Harvest of Epiphanies

Date: 9:00am - 5:00pm PST December 1 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Corbett Annex, Room 100

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Corbett Annex, Room 100

As William Stafford once said, “A writer is someone who writes,” and he wrote every day for fifty years. So why not write daily?

Why not honor your observations, ideas, hunches, and insights so they may grow on the page?

In this workshop, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work. The emphasis will be on the process of creation: creating texts the length of poems but for use in multiple genres. The goal will be to know what it feels like—in the body and in acts of sustaining witness—to practice the continuous writing life you have imagined.

Northwest Writing Institute (NWI) 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.

Past participants have said

“I enjoyed having the ability to just write. Prompts were given, but with enough freedom to allow each person to go where they needed to go.”

“Kim refreshed my access to ideas and stimulated my desire to deepen my thoughts.”

“It was a joy. The prompts were a helpful framework, the ideas lively, and the feedback an encouragement.”

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD
Location: Corbett Annex, Room 100

Cost: $250, includes 14 PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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About the Instructor

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute which offers courses for teachers and writers, and the author of a dozen books, including 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. In 2018 he was named by Governor Kate Brown as Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate, and will tour the state in 2018-2020, offering readings and workshops in schools and libraries to advance literacy and writing.