The Practice of Writing: Testimony for Strange Times

04/06/2019 - 9:00am to 04/07/2019 - 5:00pm

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

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: writing

District/Organization: Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7, 2019, 9 a.m.- 5p.m.
The daily news inflicts attrition because it is incomplete—it give facts without offering meaning. A writing practice can ease this injury, providing ways to “talk back to all that darkness” by exploring questions with brief essays, discoveries and mysteries with poems, and other explorations of connection between what we have experienced and what we might 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. 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 will tour the state in 2018-2020, offering readings and workshops in schools and libraries to advance literacy and writing.