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Writers in Danger: An Advocacy Workshop on Behalf of International Writers In Prison

This is a class being offered at Lewis & Clark College, held on Tuesdays starting March 17th.
Weekly Writers in Danger: An Advocacy Workshop on Behalf of International
Writers in Prison.

The Northwest Writing Institute is offering a workshop which will give
participants an opportunity to learn about and work for the relief of writers who face political persecution around the world. In this workshop, we
will examine the individual case files of international writers who have been jailed or otherwise silenced, in order to become advocates for their work and their freedom. Working in pairs, students will adopt one particular case, then
work together to research Internet databases and develop written dossiers.

Workshop leader Martha
Gies has published fiction and nonfiction and has taught writing for PSU, Marylhurst, and the Traveler's Mind workshop in Veracruz. Gies brings
her experience as a social activist locally and in Latin America to the advocacy of fellow writers who have lost their freedom to write.

Cost: $900
with 2 semester hours credit; $500 not for credit

Sessions: Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. Contact for
Info: Northwest Writing Institute; Lewis & Clark
College; 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.; Portland, OR,
97219; phone 503-768-6160;  ccollins@lclark.edu