As a launch for the book 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, Kim Stafford will teach a writing workshop on Wednesday, January 16, 5-8pm, on the LC Graduate Campus. This workshop will explore how “the trick of beginning” can release possible epiphanies from the silence of impossible stories. The evening will include refreshments, writing time, readings from the book, and music by Jan DeWeese (Banjo) and Kim Stafford (guitar), singing songs from the CD “Pilgrim at Home” (Little Infinities, 2009). Please RSVP if you are planning to join us.
This workshop is part of the Continuing Education 2012-2013 Workshop Series. It is free and open to the public.
Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, and the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared (a memoir), and The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft (a book about writing and teaching). He approaches writing as a chance to compose stores we have carried into poems, essays, radio commentaries, blessings, rants, parables, and other forms of “tikkun olam,” the healing of the world. Be sure to check out this additional workshop with Kim Stafford, Memoir: 100 Tricks offered Saturday-Sunday, February 9-10, 9 am-5 pm.
For more information about this event, please contact The Center for Community Engagement (firstname.lastname@example.org).