[Online] The Practice of Writing: Testimony for Strange Times
Date: 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT April 3, 2021 Location: Online
Pandemic, protest, fire, and politics—the daily news inflicts attrition because it is incomplete. It often gives hard facts without clear thought or consolation. A writing practice can ease this injury, providing ways to “talk back to all that darkness” by exploring questions in brief essays, mysteries in poems, alternate perspectives in blogs, and other scribbled ways to connect what we experience to what we 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.
We will utilize the online platform Zoom, with each of the two days designed as a series of conversations, writing prompts, solo writing time, then sharing and discussion.
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.
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 toured the state for two years, offering readings and workshops in schools and libraries to advance literacy and writing.
Course Details and Registration
Dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 3-4, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni and Adjunct Faculty save 20%.
Online registration for this workshop will close Friday, March 26
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Degree Applicable Credit: WCM 615, 1 semester hour, $875
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