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William Stafford Centennial Celebration

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Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway

February 7, 2014


Featuring Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser
Appearances by Kim Stafford, Mary Szybist, and Paulann Petersen
Hosted by Matthew Dickman

William Stafford, Oregon’s most renowned poet, was a prolific writer who published over 70 volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award winner Traveling Through the Dark. He served as Oregon’s Poet Laureate for fifteen years, and taught at Lewis & Clark College for more than thirty.

This event celebrates the life and work of a writer whose influence is still felt today. The evening will include readings from nationally-known poets and local authors, as well as archival footage.