STAFFORD CELEBRATION AT DRIFTWOOD
Starts:Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, January 15, 2013
801 SW Hwy 101 #201 Lincoln City, OR 97367
The Driftwood Public Library, in association with
Driftwood Poets and local Friends of William Stafford, will host a
reading of the late Oregon poet-laureate's work at the library.
Audience members are encouraged to bring a poem of William
Stafford's to read aloud. Listeners are also welcome. The reading
will take place in the Community Room of the library. Refreshments
and door prizes will follow.
William Stafford (1914-1993) was a prolific poet and
committed pacifist who spent his working life in Oregon after a
Kansas boyhood. He called his plain-spoken poetry the record of a
person thinking. He was well-known in poetry circles for his
encouragement of aspiring writers, sometimes advising them to
"lower your standards and keep writing." He became Oregon's poet
laureate in 1975.
The annual series of readings are held in January, the
month of Stafford's birth, all over Oregon, the U.S., and
internationally. This year the Newport Public Library will host a
reading on the same night. See the Friends of William Stafford
website (www.williamstafford.org) for a complete list of Stafford
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