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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 www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com/about.

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 books@annieblooms.com

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 reeces@pdx.edu

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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