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Continuing Education

Telling Lives: Creating a Visual Narrative on the Page

Date: 9:00am - 5:00pm PST March 7 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Rogers 219

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Rogers 219

Which stories are ours to tell, and which carry us into the terrain of others’ lives? 

Maps help to navigate the world around us, rooting us to a place and lending perspective about where we are. But maps can also provide a path as we journey back through memory, with all the precipices, rough road and lovely scenery contained there.

Our own stories often intersect with those entrusted to us by family, friends, and strangers; all are shaped by the cultures we inhabit. Using writing exercises and illustration, we will document our personal histories through our own life maps.

This Northwest Writing Institute workshop is designed for teachers and those in other “helping professions” who would like fresh ideas for a classroom or other professional practice, and for anyone who would like to deepen a writing practice and enhance observation skills.

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

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Moulton, MFA

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

Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors: 20% off

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  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or with questions.

    Please note: Discounted ‘Student Rate’ registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

Graduate Continuing Education credit: CELA 816, 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.

Degree-applicable credit: LA/WCM 616, 1 semester hour, $947

  • Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please contact the CCE for more information.


About the Instructor

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons, and teen shelters, and is an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University. For more information, visit

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