Daily Writing: Harvest of Epiphanies

12/01/2018 - 9:00am to 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development, Higher ed

Content areas: Professional Development

Topics: writing

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, December 1-2, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Cost: $250, includes 14 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.
As William Stafford once said, “A writer is someone who writes,” and he wrote every day for fifty years. So why not write daily?
Why not honor your observations, ideas, hunches, and insights so they may grow on the page?
In this workshop, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work. The emphasis will be on the process of creation: creating texts the length of poems but for use in multiple genres. The goal will be to know what it feels like—in the body and in acts of sustaining witness—to practice the continuous writing life you have imagined.
Northwest Writing Institute (NWI) 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 will tour the state in 2018-2020, offering readings and workshops in schools and libraries to advance literacy and writing.