Retreat for writing with Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford
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Your Archive of the Unspoken
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April 20 – 23, 2023

“As you grow older,” my astrologer said, “you will grow younger—closer to your essential self.” Fine, I thought, but how? My answer has been to seek my essential self by writing texts that bring forth what this life has hidden in me. At Santa Sabina, we will survey what has indelibly remained in memory, what Seamus Heaney calls those orphan recollections mysteriously illuminated in a spot of light, waiting for us to tell their story.

Kim Stafford teaches and travels to raise the human spirit. He is the author of twenty books of poetry and prose, including Singer Come from Afar, and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. He is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, and has taught writing at dozens of schools and community centers, and in Italy, Scotland, Mexico, and Bhutan. In 2018 Oregon’s governor Kate Brown named him Oregon Poet Laureate for a two-year term.

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