KIM STAFFORD at Seattle Public Central Library
Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Pharos Editions is a Seattle literary press devoted to republishing out-of-print books as chosen by select writers. Several marvels have come back to light in the process, which has drawn high praise from Ursula K. Le Guin and others. We have our own amusement with some, as books now considered classics are re-issued - when we remember helping launch them into the world to begin with. So it was a few months ago with Robert Michael Pyle and Wintergreen, and so it is this evening with Kim Stafford, here for a thirtieth-anniversary edition of his award-winning Having Everything Right: Essays of Place. “These essays are the calm deliberations of a gracious intelligence.” - Barry Lopez. “Kim Stafford’s eyes and ears are as infallible as any in this country. Having Everything Right is as right as the rain and sun that nourish and illuminate our lives.” - James Welch. Kim Stafford has given Elliott Bay and Seattle readers many wonderful nights since being here in 1986 for this, with other books including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft; Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford; and, most recently, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do. Free admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call 206.386.4636.