Wednesday, January 4th, 7 p.m.
West Linn Library, 1595 Burns, West Linn. Hosted by David Hedges. Featuring Linda Appel, Jean Bennett, Ailish Duff, Madison Fiedler, Emma Kennard, Rachel Pass, Scottie Sterrett, Andy West, and FWS Board Member Nancy Winklesky. Contact: Rebecca Mayer, Librarian Cheryl Hill or David Hedges.
Saturday, January 7th, 2-4 p.m.
Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard. Hosted by FWS Emerita Board Member Sue Einowski. The theme will be William Stafford's poetry and philosophy in the classroom today. Featuring Leanne Grabel, John Morrison, Steve Sander, and FWS Board Members Tim Barnes and Leah Stenson. Contact: Sue Einowski or Sarah Jesudason.
Saturday, January 7th, 4-5:30 p.m.
Kairos-Milwaukie UCC, 4790 SE Logus Road, Milwaukie. Hosted by Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation. Featuring a showing of the film, “Every War Has Two Losers.” Kairos Community Forums 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 opinion as stated in the congregation's core values. Contact: Joanie McClellan, or at 818-599-0257. Directions: http://www.kairosucc.org/html/map.html
Sunday, January 8th, 7-9 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., Portland. Hosted by FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. "Stafford in Translation." Featuring Paul Merchant who will talk about the translation of Stafford's poetry into various languages as well as Stafford's work as a translator of Spanish, Cindy Gutierrez who will read Spanish Stafford translations, and Lars Nordstrom who will read his translations of Stafford into Norwegian. Attendees are invited to share a Stafford poem or anecdote at the open mic. Contact: Leah Stenson.
Tuesday, January 10th, 7:30 p.m.
Annie Bloom’s Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland. Hosted by FWS Board Member Emerita Sulima Malzin. Featuring Maura Doherty, Joan Maiers, Carolyn Martin, Dan Skach-Mills, and FWS Board Member Tim Barnes. Contact: Sulima Malzin or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 14th, 2 p.m.
Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro. Hosted by Mark Thalman. Featuring Tim Applegate, Margaret Chula, Liz Nakazawa, Lars Nordstrom, Bill Siverly, Penelope Scambly Schott, and FWS Board Member Barbara Drake. Contact: Hillary Garrett, or at 503-615-6500 or Mark Thalman.
Sunday, January 15th, 6:30 p.m.
Moonstruck Chocolate Café, 45 S. State Street, Lake Oswego. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Featuring Geranna Fleming, James Fleming, Jon Seaman, and FWS Board Member Patricia Carver. Contact: Joan Maiers or Moonstruck Chocolate Café at 503-697-7097.
Sunday, January 15th, 2 p.m.
Sanctuary, West Hills Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Hosted by FWS Emerita Board Member Sulima Malzin. Featuring Susan Bucharest, David Hedges, Bill Siverly, VOX Spoken Word Chorus, and FWS Board Members Paulann Petersen and Susan Reese. WHUUF Sunday morning worship services at 9 and 11am will feature Sulima Malzin speaking on "Another World Instead: The Life and Vision of William Stafford." All are welcome to attend. Contact: Sulima Malzin.
Monday, January 16th, 10 p.m.
KBOO Radio, 90.7 FM. “Talking Earth”. Hosted by Barbara LaMorticella. Contact: Barbara LaMorticella.
Tuesday, January 17th, 6-8 p.m.
Literary Arts Room, Roger Rook Hall, Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Hosted by Elisabeth Miles, Third Monday Authors' Evening Group, and CCC. Featuring FWS Board Member Paulann Petersen. Stafford Theme 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: Elisabeth Miles.
Tuesday, January 17th, 7-9 p.m.
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 Mary Szybist and FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. Bring poems inspired/in tribute/or in the style of William 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
Wednesday, January 18th, 7 p.m.
Smith, (333 SMC), Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland. Featuring John Beer, FWS Board Member Paulann Petersen, and FWS Board Member Emeritus Shelley Reece. Contact: Shelley Reece.
Wednesday, January 18th, 7 p.m.
Miracle Theater/El Centro Milagro, 525 SE Stark St., Portland. The second William Stafford Birthday Reading sponsored by Los Portenos, Portland's Latino writers' group. Hosted by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez. Featuring Ana Consuelo, Mary Drew, Catherine Evleshin, Joann Farías, Joaquín López, Octaviano Merecías-Cuevas, Ivonne Saed, Olga Sanchez, and FWS Board Member Don Colburn. Bring your favorite Stafford poem to read! Contact: Cindy Williams Gutierrez.
Wednesday, January 18th, 7 p.m.
Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. Hosted by Joanna Rose. Featuring Stevan Allred, Harold Johnson, Christie Krug, Barbara LaMorticella, and FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. Contact: Roberta Dyer at 503-284-1726 or email@example.com or Joanna Rose.
Thursday, January 19th, 7 p.m.
Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City. Hosted by Christine Delea. Featuring Lyssa Tall Anolik, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, Carolyn Moore, David Rutiezer, Laura Weeks, and FWS Board Member Nancy Winklesky. Contact: Library Director Maureen Cole or Christine Delea.
Thursday, January 19th, 7 p.m.
Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th St., Lake Oswego. Hosted by Kirsten Rian. Featuring Skye Leslie, Amy MacLennan, Melissa Madenski, BT Shaw, and FWS Board Member Susan Reese. Contact: Alicia Yokoyama or Kirsten Rian.
Saturday, January 21st, 2-4 p.m.
Milwaukie Ledding Library, Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie. Hosted by Greg Chaimov and Tom Hogan. Featuring Gail Barker, Susanna Lundgren, Helen McNaughton, Heidi Pullen, Ron Rasch, Bill Siverly, and FWS Board Member Paulann Petersen. Contact: Greg Chaimov or Tom Hogan or at 503-819-8367.
Saturday, January 21st, 3 p.m.
Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego. Hosted by Joan Maiers. Featuring FWS Board Member Patricia Carver. Contact: Joan Maiers or Holy Names Heritage Center at 503-607-0595. Directions: Take the Mary’s Woods exit off Hwy 43 and head one block east.
Saturday, January 21st, 4 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Road, Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact: Christopher Luna or Cover to Cover at 360-993-7777.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2-4 p.m.
Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th, Portland. Hosted by Willa Schneberg and Robin Bagai. Featuring Ron Bloodworth, A. Molotkov, Susan Russell, Suzanne Sigafoos, Joe Soldati, and FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. Contact: Willa Schneberg or call at 503-248-4136.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton - www.beavertonlibrary.org. Hosted by FWS Board Member Don Colburn. Featuring three-time Oregon Book Award winner John Daniel who will read from William Stafford's poems and his own and talk about Stafford's life and work in relation to his own writing, both poetry and prose. Then there will be time for audience members to come forward and read a Stafford poem of their choice. Bring one! Contact: Linda Fallon at 503-526-2676 or Don Colburn at 503-737-7819.
Monday, January 23rd, 7-8:30 p.m.
University of Portland, Buckley Center 163, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland. Hosted by Herman Asarnow. Featuring Chris Cottrell, Kate Gray, Jerry Harp, Sara Jaffe, Lay-Ping (Candy) Tan, and FWS Board Member Susan Reese. Contact: Herman Asarnow.
Wednesday, January 25th, 7 p.m.
Influence Music Hall, 135 S.E. Main Street, Hillsboro. Hosted by Rosemary Lombard and Fred Melden as part of the regular Conversations with Writers Series. Featuring Stafford Collection archivist Paul Merchant on Stafford's sayings, essays, and poems on the writing process, in particular, his revisions. Contact: Rosemary Lombard. Click here to view the event poster.
Thursday, January 26th, 7 p.m.
Eliot Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue (corner of 12th and Salmon), Portland. Hosted by FWS Board Member Paulann Petersen. Featuring Paul Merchant and Greg Simon. Merchant, the Stafford Archivist at Lewis & Clark College, will present "Images from the California Back Country: The Persistence of an Idea," a talk about particular images that appeared in Bill’s poetry in 1942, 1943, then reappeared in 1970, 1989, and finally in 1991. Simon will present "Some Time When the River is Ice . . .” a brief discussion of 20th century poets Gaston Baquero, Fernando Pessoa, and William Stafford, and their literary relationships with rivers. Contact: Katie Radditz at 503-228-6389 ex.17
Sunday, January 29th, 2 p.m.
Multnomah Central Library, US Bank Room, 801 SW 10th Ave., Portland. Hosted by FWS Emeritus Board Member Joseph Soldati. Keynote presentation by Bob Balmer, high school teacher and widely published humorist. Also featuring Jane Glazer, Diane Holland, Kirsten Rian, David Rutiezer, Mark Thalman, and FWS Board Member Leah Stenson. Contact: Joseph Soldati.
Tuesday, January 31st, 7-8:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA. Hosted by Shawn Sorensen. Award winners Leanne Grabel and Steve Sander read their work at our Last Tuesdays Poetry Group! Come celebrate William Stafford with a round table discussion, author readings, open mic and the largest selection of poetry titles in town. We will also have a drawing for the 2012 Poet's Market book! Come on up or by for a poetry event in the thriving and growing Vancouver art/literary scene. Featuring FWS Board Member Tim Barnes. Contact: Shawn Sorensen.
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