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PORTLAND METRO - Stafford Birthday Events For January 2013

Sunday, January 6th, 2 pm,
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Leah Stenson.
Featuring: Constance Hall, Rosemary Lombard, Christopher Luna, Fred Melden, Toni Partington, and Steve Williams. 
Contact: Linda Fallon 503-526-2676 or Leah Stenson .

Saturday, January 12th, 2-4 pm,
Milwaukie Ledding Library, Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison (adjacent to the Ledding Library), Milwaukie.
Hosted: by Greg Chaimov and Tom Hogan.
Featuring: Gail Barker, Mary Dettmann, David Filer, Brett Kelver, Susanna Lundgren, Ron Rasch, Ron Talney, Jamie Wilks, and FWS Board Member Paulann Petersen. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: Greg Chaimov or Tom Hogan or 503-819-8367 for information and to sign up for this event.

Saturday, January 12th, 2-4 pm,
West Linn Library, 1595 Burns, West Linn.
Hosted: by David Hedges.
Featuring: Tiel Aisha Ansari, Linda Appel, Jean Bennett, Rachel Pass, Scottie Sterrett, Marilyn Torsen, Virginia Euwer Wolff, and FWS Board Member Nancy Winklesky.
Contact: Rebecca Mayer, Librarian Cheryl Hill or David Hedges.

Saturday, January 12th, 4 pm,
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Road, Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA.
Hosted: by Christopher Luna.
Featuring: FWS Board Member Tim Barnes.
Contact: Christopher Luna or Cover to Cover at 360-993-7777

Saturday, January 12, 4:30 – 5:30 pm,
Kairos-Milwaukie UCC, 4790 SE Logus Road, Milwaukie.
Hosted: by Portland Fellowship of Reconciliation and Kairos-Milwaukie UCC, William Stafford in Song and Dance: A Work in Progress, presented by Carolyn McDade, c
omposer of Spirit of Life (Massachusetts) and the Portland-based Deep the Love Sacred Circle. Contact: Joanie McClellan, or at 503-777-2467. Directions.  

Sunday, January 13th, 11:45 am to 1:45 pm,
Kairos-Milwaukie UCC, 4790 SE Logus Road, Milwaukie.
Hosted: by Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation, Kairos-Milwaukie UCC, and Betty and Bob Balmer.
Featuring: Carolyn McDade (Massachusetts), Dawn Waring (Canada), Paige Polcene (California), Joanie McClellan (Portland), Rick Skidmore (Portland) and FWS Board Member Emerita Sue Einowski.
Encore Screening: “Every War Has Two Losers.”
Pre-Screening: A Birthday Celebration of food and beverages precede the screening in the Kairos Milwaukie Circle Room. The film will be shown in the Sanctuary at 12:30 PM. Invited Special Guest: Dorothy Stafford. There will be a brief discussion following the film and open-microphone poetry reading of your favorite poems. Kairos Community Forums & Occasional Speaker Series encourage the exploration of topics related to the pursuit of justice and peace, as well as a wide array of issues that promote greater understanding of diversity and difference of opinions.
Contact: Joanie McClellan, 503-777-2467. Directions.

Sunday, January 13th, 7-9 pm,
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., Portland.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Leah Stenson.
Featuring: cellist and composer Daniel Sperry who will recite Stafford poems accompanied by original cello compositions. An open mic will follow. Attendees are encouraged to bring a Stafford poem or share an anecdote about the poet during the open mic. 
Contact: Leah Stenson.t

Sunday, January 13th, 2 pm,
Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro.
Hosted: by Mark Thalman.
Featuring: Tim Applegate, FWS Board Member Barbara Drake, Lars Nordstrom, Susan Munger, Liz Nakazawa, Mary Jane Nordgren, Darlene Pagan, Penelope Scambly Schott, Joe Schrader, Mary Slocum, and Joseph Soldati. Featured poets will be reading the poems in order from Stafford's award winning book Traveling Through the Dark. 
Contact: Hillary Garrett 503-615-6500 or Mark Thalman.  

Tuesday, January 15th, 7-9 pm,
In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 N Killingsworth, Portland. Part of the Figures of Speech Reading Series.
Hosted: by Constance Hall and Steve Williams.
Featuring: Leanne Grabel, Steve Sanders, and FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. Bring poems inspired/in tribute/or in the style of Wm. Stafford for our open mic. (1 poem or 2 pages max please.). This event will include poetry prompts, & cookies.
Contact: Steve Williams or go to

Tuesday, January 15th, 7 pm,
Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Bill Howe. A celebration of William Stafford’s birthday, his legacy, and of the vibrancy of the arts in Oregon.
Featuring: readings by his gifted widow Dorothy Stafford, daughter Barbara Stafford-Wilson, friend and Oregon’s current Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, and his archivist Paul Merchant.
Contact: Alicia Yokoyama or Bill Howe - 503-3480779                       

Wednesday, January 16, 7 pm,
Miracle Theater/El Centro Milagro, 525 SE Stark St., Portland. The third William Stafford Birthday Reading sponsored by Los Portenos, Portland's Latino writers' group.
Hosted: by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.
Featuring: Frank Delgado, Catherine Evleshin, Joann Farías, Joaquín López, Octaviano Merecías-Cuevas, Emma Oliver, Olga Sanchez, Juan Antonio Trujillo, and FWS Board Member Susan Reese. In their 3rd annual Stafford Birthday Reading, members of Los Porteños will read their original poetry and prose written in response to a William Stafford poem.  Audience members are invited to bring a favorite Stafford poem to share.
Contact: Cindy Williams Gutierrez.

Wednesday, January 16th, 6-8 pm,
Literary Arts Room, Roger Rook Hall, RR220, Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City.
Hosted: by Elisabeth Miles and Trista Cornelius, Third Monday Authors' Evening Group, and CCC.
Featuring: Carl Clapp, Ryan Davis, Kate Gray, Rose Lefebvre, Sue Mach, Jeff McAlpine, and FWS Board Member Nancy Winklesky. Refreshments will be served. Open Mic: People will share one or two poems by William Stafford, and, if they want, a poem of their own in the tradition of William Stafford, or an anecdote or remembrance about him.
Contact: Trista Cornelius or Elisabeth Miles for information and to sign up for this event.

Wednesday, January 16th, 6-8 pm,
Community Room, Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver, WA .
Hosted: by Christi Krug.
Featuring: David Benedicktus, Tom Kinzie, Jenney Pauer, and Joanna Rose.
Contact: Christi Krug - 360-213-6989 or librarian Teresa Torres.

Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm,
Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City.
Hosted: by Christine Delea. 
Featuring: Lyssa Tall Anolik, Karen Braucher, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Diane Holland, David Rutiezer, Laura Weeks, and FWS Board Member Nancy Winklesky.
Contact: Library Director Maureen Cole 503.657.8269 ext 1010 or Christine Delea.

Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm,
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.
Hosted: by Joanna Rose.
Featuring: Stevan Allred, Margaret Chula, Donna Prinzmetal, Suzanne Sigafoos and FWS Board Member Don Colburn. 
Contact: Joanna Rose or Sally MacPherson.

Sunday, January 20th, 2-4 pm,
Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th, Portland.
Hosted: by Robin Bagai and Willa Schneberg.
Featuring: Francis Payne Adler, Constance Hall "M," Philip Kenney, Emily Pittman Newberry, Mark Owens, and FWS Board Member Emerita Sue Einowski.
Contact: Willa Schneberg - 503-248-4136.

Sunday, January 20th, 6:30 pm,
Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 45 S. State Street, Lake Oswego. Hosted:: by Joan Maiers. Featuring: FWS Board Member Patricia Carver. Bring a Stafford story or poem written by William Stafford to share.
Contact: Joan Maiers or Moonstruck Chocolate Café 503-697-7097

Tuesday, January 22nd, 7-9 pm, Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th
Avenue (corner of 12th and Salmon), Portland.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Tim Barnes.
Featuring: Deborah Buchanan, Leanne Grabel, Michael McGriff, Paul Merchant, Karen Reyes, and Steve Sander. Scheduled readers will offer a reading, a way of understanding more richly, the Stafford poem they have selected and/or offer some thoughts on his work and their relationship to it. An open mic will follow in which readers are encouraged to share a Stafford poem meaningful to them and perhaps say a few words about why this is so. The dynamic duo of Sander and Grabel will also perform some Stafford poems on vocals and keyboard.
Contact: Katie Radditz - 503-228-6389 ex.17 or Tim Barnes - 503-232-4437

Wednesday, January 23rd, 7 pm,
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Susan McKee Reese.
Featuring: Barbara Drake, Valentine Freeman, Lisa Galloway, Tom Hogan, and Anmarie Trimble. Please come to a celebration of what would have been the 99th birthday of William Stafford and bring a favorite William Stafford poem to share.
Contact: Susan Reese or

Thursday, January 24th, 7:30-8:30 pm.
University of Portland, Buckley Center 163, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland.
Hosted: by Herman Asarnow.
Featuring: Judith Arcana, Eren Ergenbright, Sara Guest, Erik Larson, Kirsten Rian, and FWS Board Member Bill Howe.
Contact: Herman Asarnow.

Thursday, January 24th, 7 pm,
Smith, (333 SMC), Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Emeritus Shelley Reece.
Featuring: FWS Board Member Don Colburn.
Contact: Shelley Reece

Saturday, January 26th, 3 pm,
Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego. (Take the Mary’s Woods exit off Hwy 43 and head one block east.)
Hosted: by Joan Maiers. Featuring FWS Board Member Patricia Carver. Bring a Stafford story or poem written by William Stafford to share.
Contact: Joan Maiers or Holy Names Heritage Center at 503-607-0595

Sunday, January 27th, 2 pm,
Multnomah Central Library, US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland.
Hosted: by FWS Emeritus Board Member Joseph Soldati.
Featuring: Greta Blalock, A. Molotkov, Penelope Scambly Schott, Scot Siegel, Laura D. Weeks, Wendy Willis, and FWS Board Member Jim Scheppke.
Contact: Joseph Soldati or Lee Catalano.

Sunday, January 27th, 2-4 pm,
Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Tim Barnes.
Featuring: Judith Barrington, Sue Einowski, Tim Gillespie, George Staley, and Primus St. John. Scheduled readers will offer a reading, a way of understanding more richly, the Stafford poem they have selected and/or offer some thoughts on his work and their relationship to it. An open mic will follow in which readers are encouraged to share a Stafford poem meaningful to them and perhaps say a few words about why this is so.
Contact: Tim Barnes - 503-232-4437 or Sarah Jesudason.

Tuesday, January 29th, 7-8:30 pm,
Barnes & Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA.
Hosted: by Shawn Sorensen.
Featuring: Ken Arnold, Kirsten Rian and FWS Board Member Don Colburn. Come celebrate William Stafford with a round table discussion, author readings, open mic and the largest selection of poetry titles in town. Come on up or by for a poetry event in the thriving and growing Vancouver art/literary scene. 
Contact: Shawn Sorensen.

Tuesday, January 29th, 6:30-7:45, Kenton Public Library, 8226 North Denver Ave, Portland.
Hosted: by Tom and Margot Lavoie.
Featuring: Herman Asarnow and FWS Board Member Tim Barnes. Come to one of the last Stafford celebrations of the month and hear Herman Asarnow read. Share a favorite Stafford poem and then read at the open mic to end the night and bring down the curtain on this year's events.
Contact: Thomas Lavoie.

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REGIONAL, USA & AROUND THE WORLD - Stafford Birthday Events For January 2013
This is the sixth year that William Stafford Birthday Celebrations will be international.

Saturday January 5th, 12 pm,
Keno Branch Library, 15555 Highway 66, Keno, Oregon.
Hosted: by the Keno Library.
Contact: Mary Hope - 541-273-0750.

Friday, January 11th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm,
Cianfranni's Coffee Shop on the Square, Georgetown, Texas.
Hosted: by Mike Gullickson, who will portray William Stafford and read some of William's poems. The theme is “A Ritual To Read to Each Other.”
Contact: Mike Gullickson.
Saturday, January 12th, 2 pm (Mountain Time),
Ontario Community Library, 388 SW 2nd Avenue, Ontario, Oregon.
Host: Phillip Mahaffey, English Department, Treasure Valley Community College. 
Contact:  Doreen Jones (Ontario Community Library) 541-889-6371 or Phillip Mahaffey - 541-881-5912.

Saturday, January 12th, 3 pm,
Waldport Community Center, 265 Hemlock St., Waldport, Oregon.
Hosted: by Drew Myron and friends of the Waldport Public Library. Join the worldwide birthday celebration honoring the life and work of the late William Stafford, Oregon’s most famous poet. Featuring: Oregon Coast writers will read a Stafford poem, as well as their own. Audience members are invited to share a favorite Stafford poem.
Contact: Drew Myron.

Saturday, January 12th, 4 pm,
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle. PoetsWest tribute to William Stafford. Open mic. Bring your favorite Stafford poem to read.
Hosted: by J. Glenn Evans.
Contact: J. Glenn Evans 206-682-1268.

Saturday, January 12th, 7:30 pm,
Flory’s Book Company, 2120 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica, California.
Hosted: by Bob Walker and Sherri Rose-Walker.
Contact: Bob Walker and Sherri Rose-Walker at 650-738-0261 or Flory’s Book Company at 650-355-8811.

Sunday, January 13th, 2 to 4 pm,
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon.
Hosted: by Barbara Young, sponsored by CCA. Both Stafford and Stafford-inspired personal poems will be read with time for audience members to read, as well. 
Contact: Barbara Young - 541-490-1996.

Sunday, January 13th, 2 pm,
Wy’east Book Shoppe & Art Gallery at the Rendezvous Center, 67149 E. Highway 26, Welches, Oregon.
Hosted: by Lindy Delf and Tony Wolk.
Featuring: poet Ed Edmo, singer/songwriter Suzan Lundy, and FWS Emeritus Board Member Sharon Wood Wortman.
Contact: Sandra Palmer - 503-622-1623 or Lindy Delf.

Monday, January 14th, 6 pm,
Blue Mountain Community College, Room 136, 980 SE Columbia Drive, Hermiston, Oregon.
Hosted: by Pam Steele.
Contact: Pam Steele - 541-571-8722.

Monday, January 14th , 7 pm, 
Bainbridge Island Public Library,1270 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Hosted: by David Hecker.  
Featuring: John Davis, Gayle Kaune, Peter Quinn, and Nancy Rekow. After introductory remarks, the host will present a power-point presentation of photographs of the William Stafford mural on a downtown building at Hutchinson, Kansas. Each of the four panel members will then present on their contacts with William Stafford as students and workshop attendees, and how he influenced their writing and poetry teaching. Last will be readings by host, panel members, and audience of favorite poems by or about William Stafford. 
Contact: David Hecker or Reference Librarian, B.I. Public Library at 206-842-4162.  

Tuesday, January 15th, 7-8:30 pm,
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport, Oregon. Co-sponsored by Willamette Writers Coast Chapter.
Hosted: by Dorothy Mack.
Featuring: Linnea Harper and Dan Stein. Attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite Stafford poems to share.
Contact: Dorothy Mack.

Tuesday, January 15th, 5:30 pm,
Fishtrap House, (Coffin House), 400 E. Grant St., Enterprise, Oregon.
Featuring: Cameron Scott and FWS Board Member Rich Wandschneider. An evening potluck and reading to kick off our wintertime writer-in-residence program and celebrate William Stafford's birthday. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck at 5:30, the reading will begin around 6:30.
Contact: Ben Hayes.

Tuesday, January 15th, 6:30-7:30 pm,
Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon.
Co-Hosted: by John Fiedler and Ron Sears.
Featuring: a reading of Stafford poems by audience members and featured readers, who will also share brief original poems in the spirit of William Stafford.
Contact: John Fiedler - 541-994-8178 or Ron Sears - 541-921-2217
Wednesday, January 16th, 7 pm,
Austin Reading Room, Nicholson Library, Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Ave, McMinnville, Oregon.
Hosted: by Lex Runciman and FWS Board Member Barbara Drake.
Featuring: a mix of students and local people reading. Public participation warmly invited.  Bring a Stafford poem, prose passage, or anecdote, and a poem of your own to share if you wish.
Contact: Barbara Drake or

Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm,
Hannon Library, Meese Meeting Room 309, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon. The public is invited to attend this free event honoring the late Oregon Poet Laureate. 
Hosted: by Friends of Hannon Library and Friends of William Stafford. Composer Todd Barton will open this celebration by performing his piece composed for the Cavani String Quartet in 1996 to accomany a quartet of William Stafford poems. Poet Linda Barnes will read the four poems. Todd Barton, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Resident Composer for forty-three years and Director of Composition Studies at Southern Oregon University, is the composer of over 250 scores for theater productions and over one hundred commissioned concert works. Among his film and video scores are William Stafford: The Life of the Poem and Lawson Fusao Inada: What It Means to Be Free. Other Featured: poets for the event include Jeannette Cappella, Bruce Barton, Richard Lehnert, Liz Robinson, and Jay Schroeder. Audience members are invited to bring a favorite William Stafford poem to read.
Contact: Michelle Schuster at SOU, 541-552-6835, for further information about the William Stafford event .

Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm,
Morgan Room of Aiken Hall, Corner of Maple and Summit Streets, Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
Hosted: by Jim Ellefson. Featuring: Erik Esckilsen and Bill Everts. Bill's birthday begins our "Under the Influence" reading series for our so-called spring semester. By April, we'll celebrate the birthdays of six others. On 1/17, readers will present a Stafford poem, talk about the influence on her/his work--and then present an original poem. Our evening will go on in a clunky democratic fashion until everyone has had a chance.
Contact: Jim Ellefson - 802-865-6406.

Thursday, January 17th, 4 pm,
Fifth-Floor Milstein Chapel of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, in New York City.
Hosted: by Joel Nightingale Berning, Chaplain. Within one of Manhattan's largest hospitals, patients, family members, and staff will be welcomed in the spirit of Stafford to share their favorite poems, relate poetry to healing and coping with illness, and develop a poetry community among each other. For security reasons this celebration is restricted to NYP staff, patients, and their families.
Contact: Joel Nightingale Berning, Chaplain - 212-305-5817.

Thursday, January 17th, 7 pm,
Village Books, 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, Washington.
Hosted: by James Bertolino. William Stafford Tribute Event: An Evening of Poetry.  Village Books will host a poetry reading celebrating Oregon’s late poet laureate, William Stafford. One of the best-known and loved American poets, Stafford served as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, received the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark, and taught for many years at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. He grew up in Kansas, was a conscientious objector during World War II, and was widely admired for his generosity. 
Contact: Christina Claassen at Village Books or James Bertolino - 360-398-7870.
Thursday, January 17th, 6 pm,
Klamath County Main Branch Library, 126 S. 3rd St., Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Hosted: by Klamath County Library.
Contact: Mary Hope at 541-850-2091 or Christy Davis at 541-882-8894

Thursday, January 17th, 6:30-9:00 pm,
The Bakery (previously The Rock Wall Studio), an art exhibit and performance studio—the studio is up a flight of stairs, 255 North Broadway, Burns, Oregon.
Hosted: by Sue Kovar, owner of The Bakery.
Featuring: Harney Basin Writers group members Peg Wallis, Lorna Cagle, Debra Raymond, Susan Kovar, Kate Marsh, and Marjorie Thelen. The public is invited to attend this free event, and refreshments will be served.  The upstairs studio is above The Children’s Barn, and is the site of frequent Coyote Cinema showings and other artistic events. Several writers will read a poem by the late Oregon Poet Laureate followed by one of their own poems written in the spirit of Stafford's work. Members of the audience are invited to read one of their favorite Stafford poems. 
Contact: Kate Marsh - 541-573-7204.

Thursday, January 17th, 6 pm.
Princeton Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.
Hosted: by Meredith Martin.
Contact: Meredith Martin.

Thursday, January 17th, 11 am,
Herbster Chapel, Heidelberg University, 310 East Market, Tiffin, Ohio.
Co-Hosted: by President Rob Huntington and Professor Bill Reyer. Open to the broader Tiffin and Seneca County community, the event will focus on a theme, Social Activism, which seems so appropriate for Mr. Stafford.  As with each year, students, staff, and faculty will be invited to participate in a democratic manner.
Contact: Bill Reyer - 419-448-2048.

Thursday, January 17th, 3:20-5 pm, and 7 pm,
Longview Public Library, 1600 Maple, Longview, Washington, 98632.
Hosted: by Northwest Voices (Lower Columbia College & Longview Public Library).
Featuring: Alice Derry presenting a workshop at Lower Columbia College from 3:30-5 pm, followed by a public reading at the Longview Public Library at 7 pm as the keynote speaker for the annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration. Cake and punch are provided by the library for guests, and there will be an “open-mic” time for Stafford fans and budding poets alike to share Stafford poetry or their own work.
Contact: Danielle Skulke or Longview Public Library at 360-442-5300.

Friday, Jan. 18 - 6:30 pm,
Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters, OR 97759 - phone 541-549-0866
Hosted: by Paulina Springs Books.
Featuring: Jerrold Ramsey, Kit Stafford, Lorna Cahall, Merean Jordan, and FWS Board Members Dennis and Helen Schmidling. Last year's event was standing room only! We look forward to seeing everyone again. Bring friends.
Contact: Helen Schmidling or Amanda McNaughton - 541-549-0866.

Saturday, January 19th, 1 pm,
Columbia Room, 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Legislative Building, Olympia, Washington.
Hosted: by Alex Hays.
Featuring: Chris Bayley, Mark Lindquist, and Sam Reed. We will be celebrating the life of poet William Stafford. A basic outline of the events includes: a) Time to Mingle with other patrons of the arts b) Introduction — Alex Hays c) Featured: Readers — Poems will be read by several local authors (they will be provided with some of Stafford's poems, or they can choose their favorite Stafford poem to read) d) Conclusion — Alex Hays. 
Contact: April Sanders - (253) 961-2230.

Sunday, January 20th, 2 pm,
Anderson Room A, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, Oregon.
Hosted: by Janet Markee.
Featuring: Alice Derry, Marilyn Johnston, and FWS Board Member Jim Scheppke. The program will open with HOW THE INK FEELS, then the readings, and then audience participation of sharing favorite Stafford poems.
Contact: Janet Markee.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 9:30-11:15 am,
Prison Chapel, Northern Nevada Correctional Center, Carson City, Nevada. Facilitated by Shaun Griffin. For twenty-three years, Shaun Griffin has been leading a writing workshop for the inmates in this correctional center. He says, “There will be a handful of us gathered to read and remember Bill on that day. We will read Bill's poems, some of his essays, and remember, through his many words, the depth of his gift to all of us. I always tell my guys at the prison to ‘lower your standards and keep writing...’ after Bill's example.”
Contact: Shaun Griffin.

Friday, January 25th, 7 pm,
Trude' S. Pozzi Education Center, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver, Oregon.
Hosted: by Sunriver Nature Center.
Featuring: Jim Anderson, Peter Lovering, and Alex Weiss.  The program will include introductory comments about Stafford and his influence on American poetry, followed by invited readings of Stafford works and original poems by readers. Eighth grade students of from 3-Rivers School in Sunriver who have participated in a workshop on Stafford Poetry will be invited to share some of their own work or a favorite Stafford poem. Open readings by audience members will round out the program. There will be light refreshments provided.
Contact: Jay Bowerman - 541 593-8302.

Saturday, January 26th, 2 pm,
7th annual gathering at First Crossing Day Use Area, Los Padres National Forest, Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, California. This site has no address, but is just across the road from Los Prietos Boys Camp, 3900 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93105. In case of rain, the reading will be moved a mile down the road to Los Prietos Ranger Station, 3505 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93105.
Hosted: by Paul Willis.
Featured: readers include Paulann Petersen, Poet Laureate of Oregon, and Mark Sargent, Provost of Westmont College.
Program Note: This reading will take place on the exact site of the Los Prietos Civilian Public Service Camp where William Stafford was stationed during WWII.  We will be dedicating an outdoor informational display on Stafford and the CPS Camp.
Further Program Note: Earlier in the day, Paulann Petersen will be giving a Stafford-based poetry-writing workshop from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the nearby Los Prietos Ranger Station, 3505 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93105.  This workshop is free and open to the public. Furthest Program Note: The Forest Service has waived the requirement of an Adventure Pass for those attending the day's events.
Contact: Paul Willis - 805-565-7174.

Saturday, January 26th, 1 pm,
Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe St., Corvallis, Oregon.
Hosted: by FWS Board Member Emerita Linda Gelbrich. The theme for this year’s celebration is “What is Poetry?”  We will begin with the DVD of “The Life of the Poem,” followed by a short workshop led by Linda Varsell Smith, with time to write from the inspiration of Stafford’s video and his poems related to poetry. 
Featured: readers will include Eleanor Berry and Be Davison Herrera. They will address the theme as well as read from Stafford’s work.  Audience participants will be invited to read a favorite William Stafford poem as well as one of their own related to the theme. 
Contact: Linda Gelbrich - 541-754-7198.

Saturday, January 26th, 4 pm,
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon.
Hosted: by Jerry Gatchell and FWS Board Member Martha Gatchell.
Featuring: John Daniel.
Contact: Tsunami Books at 541-345-8986.

Saturday, January 26th, 11;30 to 3 pm,
Koorakuen Hotel, Nishi 8 Chome, Oodori, Chuoku, Sapporo.
Hosted: by Yorifumi Yaguchi. Several persons will read poems of William Stafford both in English and Japanese, including Kim Stafford’s poem “Bell & Fire.” This is included in ”Farewell to Nuclear, Welcome to Renewable Energy, A Collection of Poems by 218 Poets”. This book was published a few months ago. The poems in it are both in English and Japanese.
Contact: Juichi Matsuda. Mazda

Saturday, January 26th, 7pm,
Mt. Angel Abbey Library, Mt. Angel, Oregon. Silverton Poetry Association Stafford Celebration Event.
Hosted: by Efrain Horna Diaz. This year we will celebrate what William Stafford called "circling around our truth."  Everyone is invited to listen and to read the poetry of William Stafford.  Those who knew Stafford are especially invited to share. Special attention will be given to the poet's relationship with grief. A few of his poems will be read in other languages.  Refreshments served.

Sunday, January 27th, 1:30 pm,
Molalla Public Library, 201 E. 5th St., Molalla, Oregon.
Hosted: by Larry Anderson and Kate Gray. Sponsored by the Molalla Writers Group.
Featuring: Larry Anderson, Brian Biggs, Maureen Cole, Kate Gray, Carol Hausholder, Steve Slemenda, and Esther Wood, who will read Stafford and Stafford-related poems followed by reader/audience discussion of his work, life, stories, anything else of pertinence. Guests are warmly invited to read their own work and/or related poems. Those not interested in reading poems may sit back and enjoy! The film, “Traveling in the Dark” will be shown, with a short discussion to follow.
Contact: Kate Gray.

Sunday, February 3rd, 7 pm,
American Language Center, 3 Impasse du Moulin, Gueliz, Marrakesh, Morocco.
Hosted: by Joseph Green.
Featuring: students in the ALC Writers' Club.
Contact: Joseph Green.

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