National Writing Project

Writing in Good Company in New Orleans

Date: May 14, 2015

Summary: In this episode, hear the story of the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project's new design for an advanced summer institute. Guests Richard Louth, Kim Stafford, Susan Martens, and Tracy Cunningham discuss what to expect at the writing retreat in July (2015), "Writing in Good Company in New Orleans."


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Kim Stafford , poet and director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis and Clark College, and his thoughts on the writing marathon model:

The beautiful leisure of the marathon model, I think it's something that should happen in every teacher's life, where we have abundant time to write. We write, we share, we talk, we write, we share...and these episodes of learning happen again and again and they really build on each other and your confidence as a writer—your sense of abundance as a thinker. You're spiraling up and it's a bird climbing into the wind and each episode builds on the last."

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