Professional Writer's Series: Kim Stafford, “Making Memories Matter”
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WSU Vancouver Professional Writer's Series
February — April 2013
Washington State University Vancouver’s Professional Writers Symposium introduces students and guests to award-winning writers from a variety of literary genres. On Thursday evenings from February through April, six Northwest writers will speak about the trajectory of their careers including their achievements and setbacks. Gain insight into the writing process and the ways these artists intersect with their creative communities. You may even find new ways to navigate your own literary career path.
Making Memories Matter
Poet, essayist and memoirist Kim Stafford moves across writing genres to find the core of human experience in the imagined and the real. His latest book, “100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared,” confronts the death of his brother.
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye calls “100 Tricks,” “a stunning book of exquisite consolation and understanding, not so much about loss as discovery.”
Stafford is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Western States Book Award. Founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, his books include “Having Everything Right: Essays of Place,” “The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft,” “A Thousand Friends of Rain: New & Selected Poems” and “Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford.”
Library (VLIB), room 264
Who can participate:
Contact for more information:
Howard Aaron, firstname.lastname@example.org
WSU Vancouver English Department
About WSU Vancouver:
WSU Vancouver is a premier, non-residential research university located in Vancouver, WA that offers 20 bachelor’s degrees, nine master’s degrees, two doctorate degrees and more than 37 fields of study.