Healing Power of Story

11/03/2018 - 9:00am to 11/04/2018 - 5:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: writing

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

When we experience suffering—as individuals, and as a community—stories can offer a light by which to see. In these times, telling our stories can help offer a path toward healing.

In this workshop, we will write together to shape our experience of pain and healing, while sharing and offering responses for one another. We will read from and explore the uses of journals, essays, and poetry in the telling and receiving of our stories.

This workshop is for teachers, counselors, parents, caregivers and students alike. Educators will leave with fresh material and exercises for the classroom.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Instructor: Joanne Mulcahy, PhD
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
Graduate Continuing Education Credit: CELA 848, 1 semester hour, $350
Degree-applicable credit: WCM 548, LA 518, 1 semester hour, $928

Joanne B. Mulcahy has taught creative nonfiction at the NW Writing Institute for thirty years. She also teaches in prisons, libraries, health centers and other community settings in the U.S. and overseas. Her essays appear in numerous journals and anthologies including The Stories that Shape Us: Contemporary Women Write About the West, These United States, and The Writer’s Chronicle. She is the author of Birth and Rebirth on an Alaskan Island, Remedios: The Healing Life of Eva Castellanoz, and Writing Abroad: A Guide for Travelers (with Peter Chilson).