Poetry Writing

04/04/2018 - 4:30pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher ed

Content areas: English Language Arts

Topics: Poetry, writing

District/Organization: Lewis & Clark Graduate School - Center for Community Engagement

Sometimes, a conversation overheard, a scrap of story, a dream, a student’s question or teacher’s twinge of memory longs to be a poem, half a poem, a resonant line jotted quickly.

In this Oregon Writing Project course, we will savor the habit of turning small discoveries into poems—the half-page where we try to get it right in a few words. This practice smuggles creative experience into a busy life: the joy of writing in ten quiet minutes stolen from frenzy.

We’ll read lively texts, start many lyric and non-lyric experiments, and plan how to share this deft and welcome way of writing with our students, and in our own creative practice.

No previous experience is necessary for participation in this course, which is open to all teachers and writers.

The Oregon Writing Project (OWP), is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers. Learn more about the Oregon Writing Project

Date and Time: Wednesdays, April 4 - May 2, 2018, 4:30-7:15p.m.
Location: Portland Eastside School
Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD
Graduate Degree Applicable credit: WCM 602, 1 semester hour, $801
Graduate Continuing Education credit: CELA 802, 1 semester hour, $350
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs