Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling is set to host the following upcoming online writing workshops
with Kim Stafford, PhD, former Oregon Poet Laureate.

We Begin A Better Nation: What’s Next? – A Writing Retreat in Unsettling Times
Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3 

A three-day virtual Courage to Lead retreat designed to offer participants the time and space to reflect on the complex, challenging, and changing dimensions of leadership. Guest author and Oregon’s former Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, will lead participants through multiple opportunities to bring their inner voices to the written page. This is not meant to be academic writing but a time to use written words to state our truth, to pursue hope, and to raise our voices. No former writing or publishing experience is necessary!

Empower and deepen your leadership during these challenging times by using writing as a tool for learning and leading. The retreat will utilize the online platform Zoom, with each day designed as a series of conversations, writing prompts, writing time, and small group sharing.

Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford: Writing Practice in a Time of Change
Saturday-Sunday, December 5-6 

In a time when wars don’t stop, when pandemic strikes, jobs end, climate shifts, and life needs constant reinvention, your daily writing practice can be a way to navigate change and sustain the spirit. Inspired by the 50-year writing practice of William Stafford, this online workshop will include reading of classic poems and responding to writing prompts designed to deepen your own process for creation. We will delve into sources for starting, ways of revising, responding to work in progress, and sending forth our testimony to a world hungry for meaning. Open to all levels of experience.

Poetry Writing: Poems for a Better Nation
February 20-21, 9 am – 5 pm

In these days of frenzy and confusion, some bit of news, a scrap of story, a friend’s question, or some other morsel of language from the world may long to become a song, a poem, half a poem—may long to catch something mysterious about this life. In this online course, we will celebrate the winsome habit of poetry to turn small discoveries into the half-page where we say much in a few words.No previous experience is necessary for participation in this course, which is open to all teachers and writers. The class will utilize the online platform Zoom, with each of the two days designed to develop a learning community through a series of conversations, writing prompts, solo writing time, then sharing and discussion.

For more information or to register for a workshop, visit Lewis & Clark’s Continuing Education website: https://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/continuing_education/all/

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