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Writing and Walking

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Writing and Walking
Perrin Kerns
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

We will experience how a short walk prompts richly detailed writing, and how writing kindles attention for walking. Reading Rebecca Solnit, Virginia Woolf, Baudelaire and other writers inspired by walking will help us weave our written fragments into lyrical essays that chronicle our Sitka strolls and saunters from our storied pasts. We will write, walk and create lyric essays about our lives, walks we've taken in the past and walks we take during the workshop.

About the Instructor(s)

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. She holds a Ph.D in feminist theory and modernist literature. She lives in Portland with her husband, Kim Stafford, and currently teaches at PSU, Prescott College and PNCA's MFA program.


Materials List: Students Bring

• Pen and paper

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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