Garth Stein Is Reading for the Community. Come Out and Support Him.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center.

From Paul Doyle of the Columbia City Cinema: We discovered last week that a lot of people don’t know who Garth Stein is and what a treasure trove he is for the community. He gives tirelessly of his time, helps out at schools, appears at fundraisers. How could people not know who he is? Doesn’t anyone read anymore? No, he isn’t a famous country western singer, he’s the immensely talented, best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain. He lives right here in Columbia City and just happens to be a publishing phenomenon at a time when there aren’t a lot of literary successes out there. Award-winning documentary film maker, film producer, race car driver and celebrity author, Garth is warm, funny, friendly, successful and at the top of his game right now. It’s a joy to meet him and hear him speak. Does anyone know how hard it is to write a warm, touching, beautiful story featuring a talking dog about to reincarnate as a human? Garth has done it. Come and support this local citizen and find out what it is like to be atop the New York Times best-seller list for like a thousand years.  And to have a movie made out of your book. It’s coming soon starring Patrick Dempsey. Garth will read, speak and answer questions. You’ll fall in love with him and  with the dog Enzo. Tickets are going fast. Get them online and save some money.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson:

Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival

Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos.

Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others
and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily.

*MOOC = Massive Open Online Course

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One Response to Garth Stein Is Reading for the Community. Come Out and Support Him.

  1. Scott says:

    He lives in Mt Baker, I’m pretty sure. But he writes in a second story office space in Columbia City. See you there!

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