William Stafford Birthday Celebration
Calendar Date:Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:30pm
The Friends of William Stafford will be celebrating the life and work of Oregon’s famous poet. Featured readers will discuss Stafford and read from his works, as well as from their own works. West Linn poets who will read at the event include Susan Reese, associate professor of English at Portland State University and board member of the Friends of William Stafford; Scottie Sterrett, past president of the Portland Poetry Festival; David Hedges, past president of the Oregon Poetry Association; Anna Kiel, a junior Honors English student at West Linn High School, and Andy West, an English and creative writing teacher at the high school.
Also scheduled to read are Virginia Euwer Wolff of Oregon City, winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award; Tiel Aisha Ansari of Portland, president of the Oregon Poetry Association, and David Milholland of Portland, president of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission.