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William Stafford Birthday Celebration

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Milwaukie Poetry Series

William Stafford Birthday Celebration

Saturday, January 13, 2 – 4 pm

The Ledding Library Pond House, Milwaukie

These celebrations are held during the year throughout Oregon and the nation in honor of poet William Stafford who taught for many years at Lewis and Clark College and was Oregon Poet Laureate from 1975 through 1989.

Our Milwaukie event will be hosted by Greg Chaimov and Tom Hogan. Our featured readers this year will be Don Colburn, Dan Hobbs, Susanna Lundgren, Ron Rasch, Sue Reese, Joseph A. Soldati and Emmett Wheatfall.  They will be reading some of Stafford’s work as well as their own.

In addition to the Featured Readers, there will also be an Open Mic. Please join the event and bring a poem honoring William Stafford! It’s open to all and there will be an opportunity for everyone who wants to share a poem. You can sign up ahead of time or just come along to the event. There will be poems available to read if you did not bring one and light refreshments will be served.


January 13
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Pond House
2215 SE Harrison St.
Milwaukie, OR 97222 United States
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