BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Lewis & Clark//NONSGML v1.0//EN X-WR-CALNAME:Lewis & Clark Events BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Los_Angeles BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZNAME:PDT DTSTART:20200308T100000 RDATE:20200308T100000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0800 TZOFFSETTO:-0700 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Los_Angeles BEGIN:STANDARD TZNAME:PST DTSTART:20201101T090000 RDATE:20201101T090000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0700 TZOFFSETTO:-0800 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200314T090000 DTEND;TZID=America/Los_Angeles:20200314T170000 LOCATION:Lewis &\; Clark Graduate School\, Rogers 219 SUMMARY:Writing Culture: Experiments with the Letter DESCRIPTION:As Catherine Field once wrote\, "A good handwritten letter is a creative act. It is a deliberate act of exposure\, a form of vulnerability\, because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can never do."\n\n In this workshop\, participants will explore the culture of letter-writing. We'll study the incendiary "letters" written by James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates and find inspiration in missives by Lydia Davis\, Rainer Maria Rilke and Leslie Marmon Silko. \n\n Together\, we will challenge ourselves to write thirty letters in thirty days during the month of April. Participants will be provided with a letter-writing kit from Egg Press\, as well as daily prompts throughout the month.\n\n Through writing\, reading and discussion\, we'll explore the ways letter-writing can strengthen our writing practices\, sharpen our skills of observation\, and enrich our classrooms.\n\n Participants will come away from the workshop with inspired perspectives\, fresh writing\, and new ideas to apply toward lesson plans\, classrooms and personal practice.\nPast participants have shared…"This was both a retreat and an academic challenge. I appreciate putting value on the written letter and taking time to reflect.""Amazing instructor with a wealth of knowledge and connections who facilitated discussions and sharing in an empathetic\, attuned and effective way."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.\n Course Details & Registration\n Date and Time: Saturdays\, March 14 and April 18\, 2020\, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Instructor: Laura Moulton\, MFA\n Cost: $250\, 15 includes PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. \n Lewis & Clark School-based Mentors and Supervisors: 20% off\n Register nowGraduate Continuing Education Credit: CELA 832\, 1 semester hour\, $350. Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)Degree-applicable credit: WCM 532\, 1 semester hour\, $947\n \n About the Instructor\nLaura 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 lauramoulton.org.\nNew events are added to our calendar regularly. For the latest on events related to your specific interests\, sign up to receive periodic updates by email and/or mail. X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

\n As Catherine Field once wrote, "A good handwritten letter is a creative act. It is a deliberate act of exposure, a form of vulnerability, because handwriting opens a window on the soul in a way that cyber communication can never do."\n

\n In this workshop, participants will explore the culture of letter-writing. We'll study the incendiary "letters" written by James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates and find inspiration in missives by Lydia Davis, Rainer Maria Rilke and Leslie Marmon Silko. \n

\n Together, we will challenge ourselves to write thirty letters in thirty days during the month of April. Participants will be provided with a letter-writing kit from Egg Press, as well as daily prompts throughout the month.\n

\n Through writing, reading and discussion, we'll explore the ways letter-writing can strengthen our writing practices, sharpen our skills of observation, and enrich our classrooms.\n

\n Participants will come away from the workshop with inspired perspectives, fresh writing, and new ideas to apply toward lesson plans, classrooms and personal practice.\n

Past participants have shared…

"This was both a retreat and an academic challenge. I appreciate putting value on the written letter and taking time to reflect."

"Amazing instructor with a wealth of knowledge and connections who facilitated discussions and sharing in an empathetic, attuned and effective way."

\n Course Details & Registration\n

Date and Time: Saturdays, March 14 and April 18, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Moulton, MFA\n

Cost: $250, 15 includes PDUs or Washington Clock Hours. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. \n

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

Register now

Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CELA 832, 1 semester hour, $350. 
Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 532, 1 semester hour, $947\n

\n About the Instructor\n

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 lauramoulton.org.\n

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