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Pen to Paper:The Power of the Notebook

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Pen to Paper:The Power of the Notebook
Laura Moulton
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10:00 - 4:00
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March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

From Virginia Woolf to Frida Kahlo, writers and artists have long relied on notebooks to chronicle their days, capture ideas in rough form and shape these thoughts into meaning. Research shows that writing and rewriting our personal narratives can yield positive outcomes off the page and in our lives. In this workshop, we explore the writing practice and its benefits from catharsis to invention, and discuss writing by hand in the digital age. Readings will include Barbara Ehrenreich, Alice Walker, Joan Didion and more. Participants will come away with prompts and tools to maintain the practice of keeping a notebook.

About the Instructor(s)

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons and teen shelters and is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark College. Her social practice art projects have included postal workers, immigrants, prisoners and students. Awards include an Excellence in Teaching award, an Innovations in Reading award from the National Book Foundation and a Pushcart nomination. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Notebook or journal

• Pen

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Glue sticks

• Scissors

• Ephemera

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