Poet/writer Kim Stafford visiting Dominican

Poet and writer Kim Stafford will be writer-in-residence at Santa Sabina Center and Dominican University of California, April 24-28.

Stafford has taught since 1979 at Lewis and Clark College, where he is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute and co-director of the Documentary Studies program. He also serves as the literary executor for the estate of poet William Stafford, his late father.

Dominican’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host a reading and book signing on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at Dominican’s Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue in San Rafael. Stafford will read from his most recent book, a memoir titled 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared.  For more information see http://www.dominican.edu/academics/ahss/events or call (415) 482-3528.

Members of the public also are welcomed to attend a retreat with Stafford from April 25-April 28 at Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael. The retreat will focus on “100 Tricks for Writers,” exploring ways participants can write their own personal life stories one step at a time. A fee of $450 includes retreat sessions, lodging, and meals. For more information and registration, visit www.santasabinacenter.org or contact [email protected]

 Stafford has worked as an oral historian, letterpress printer, editor, photographer, teacher, and visiting writer in communities and colleges across the country, and in Italy, Scotland, and Bhutan. He has published a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft; Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford; and Having Everything Right: Essays of Place. Stafford has received two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award, and a Western States Book Award.

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