“Bibliophilia”: A Writing Workshop to Celebrate Books, Libraries, and Learning

06/29/2019 - 9:00am to 06/30/2019 - 5:00pm

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

Content areas: All Content Areas

Topics: Reading engagement, reading

District/Organization: Lewis and Clark Graduate School

Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rebecca Solnit writes that “the object we call a book is not the real book, but its potential, like a musical score or seed.”

Do you remember the books that ignited your imagination, the seeds that planted hope? Perhaps you want to recapture the wonder of returning home with a stack of library books. Maybe you’ve longed to honor that librarian who urged Little Women or War and Peace into your hands.

In this exploration of books and their guardians, we’ll write to celebrate the word, the text, and the place of libraries in our personal and civic lives. To inspire our own writing, we’ll read essays, excerpts from “biblio-memoirs,” and letters by writers to young readers. We’ll explore ways to ignite reading passion in our students and children, and the means to stay connected to one another through stories.

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

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.

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