Portland poet and Lewis and Clark College professor Kim Staffordwho is also founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, makes this welcome return to an Elliott Bay he has read at numerous times over the years. He is here tonight with 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do (Trinity University Press), a powerful memoir of his older brother Bret, who took his own life. "This is a stunning book of exquisite consolation and understanding, not so much about loss as discovery. Through vibrant scenes, the precious and noble life of Bret Stafford unfolds, together with the shared lives of brothers, the weave of family and mystery, all becoming indelible forever. This book makes me want to live better. Kim Stafford has written a masterpiece of deepest love." – Naomi Shihab Nye. Among Kim Stafford's many books are The Muses Among Us, Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford, and Having Everything Right.