Natalie Goldberg, best-selling author and artist in residence at Centrum will read at Port Townsend’s Imprint Books Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.
“Listen to the rain,” instructs my ninth-grade English teacher, Mr. Clemente…There was to be no essay or write or any test on rain…we experienced a moment of space, a recognition that something existed outside of the classroom. A torrent was hitting the pavement and bouncing, sinking into the grass, pounding on the window. It was an acknowledgment that an element unknowable and mysterious could be encountered with our senses without referring it to our thinking brains. I felt and smelled rain. it coursed through my blood.” – Natalie Goldberg, The Great Spring, 2016