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Stafford releases new CD, performs songs Jan. 21 and Feb. 16

January 19, 2010

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    Associate Professor and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute Kim Stafford

Hello Lewis & Clark Community,

I wanted to let you know about two performances from my new CD “Pilgrim at Home: Vagabond Songs” (Little Infinities, 2010).

The new CD is part of my on-going project called  “Pilgrim at Home: Local Encounters Beyond the Epoch of the Car,” kindly funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

The songs celebrate encounters by the road—with a witness in New Orleans, a lonesome woman at the Kaupo Store, the family of three lost boys in Rasharkin, a homeless saint in Portland, and other precious strangers.

In singing these stories, I am accompanied by musician and music teacher Jan DeWeese on mandolin, and by musician and teacher Harriet Wingard on violin.

Please enjoy these upcoming performances:

CD Release Performance at the University of Portland
     Tuesday, January 19, 2010 / 7pm in the Chapel


Song performance & poetry reading at Looking Glass Bookstore
     Thursday, January 21, 2010 / 7pm


Song performance & poetry reading at Annie Bloom’s Books
     Tuesday, February 16, 2010 / 7:30pm


CDs will be for sale following the concerts. Three songs from the CD are available for listening at For information about music lessons with Jan DeWeese, see

 It would be a delight to see you at any of these events.

Be well,

Kim Stafford