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Digital Storytelling: Nature’s Green Blur & the Tiny Film

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Digital Storytelling: Nature’s Green Blur & the Tiny Film
Kim Stafford and Perrin Kerns
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 26, 2019
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Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

This workshop is a studio experience where participants write and produce a digital story, joining a personal narrative with images and sound. Participants craft and record narratives, collect still images and video from the Sitka landscape, add music to deepen the narrative and follow a process through peer response and instructor support to edit their stories. We will host a final showing of our work at the workshop’s close and depart with the tools to make our own short films.

About the Instructor(s)

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose. In addition to Sitka, he has taught writing workshops at the annual Fishtrap Writers Gathering and at colleges and literary centers in Oregon and abroad. In May, 2018, Gov. Kate Brown named him Oregon's 9th Poet Laureate.

Perrin Kerns served as the Director of Writing at Marylhurst University where she taught English literature and creative nonfiction. Her own writing of lyric essays led her to making personal narrative documentaries based on the lyric form. Her films have appeared in film festivals around the US and in Ireland. She won the Director’s Choice award in 2011 from the San Francisco Shorts festival for her film about her nephew, Between Sasquatch and Superman: Living with Down Syndrome. She holds a Ph.D in feminist theory and modernist literature. She lives in Portland with her husband, Kim Stafford.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Pen and paper or any writing tools as we will write together

• A Mac laptop or iPad -- if you don’t have this, we have a few we can loan out

• The iMovie APP downloaded onto the device

• A set of headphones or ear buds (as we will all be working in the same space)

• A thumb drive to save your work

• A camera or cell phone for gathering images

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)


• Good mics to record your narratives

• A printer to print your script

• Scanning options for old photos

• Copyright free music to use in your projects

• Power strips and extension cords.

• A few extra devices for easy photography or computer work

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