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REGIONAL, USA & AROUND THE WORLD - Stafford Birthday Events For January 2008
2008 is the first year that William Stafford Birthday Celebrations will be international. See listings for Malasia, Mexico, Scotland and Sweden.

Jan 3 Thursday 7:30 p.m. La Grande, Oregon - Cook Memorial Library
Greg Johnson 541-663-0878 or David Memmott
Location: 2006 Fourth Street, La Grande, Oregon 97850
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Jan 8 Tuesday 7 p.m. Auburn, Washington - Auburn City Hall
Lana Ayers
Location: 25 W. Main St., Auburn, WA 98001
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Hosted By: The Striped Water Poets of Auburn
Jan 10 Thursday 5:30 p.m. San Antonio, Texas - The Twig Book Shop
Naomi Shihab Nye
Location: 5005 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209 - (210) 826-6411
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Organized By: Naomi Shihab Nye.
About this Event: A Reading in Honor of William Stafford and His Necessary Voice: To Toast His Birth, and a New Year of Hope. Readings by a circle of citizens.
Jan 10 Thursday 7 p.m. Burnet, Texas - Kiri's Coffee Shop
Mike Gullickson - 512-756-8303
Location: 2220 S Main St., Burnet, TX 78611 - (512) 715-0405
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Hosted By: Mike and Joyce Gullickson
Jan 12 Saturday 2 p.m. Neskowin, Oregon - Neskowin Valley School
John Fiedler - 541-994-8178
Location: 10005 Slab Creek Road, Neskowin, Oregon
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Hosted By: Charles Busch and John Fiedler. Featuring Ger Killeen, Melissa Madenski, and Nancy Slavin.
Jan 12 Saturday 7 p.m. Half Moon Bay, California - M. Coffee
Contact: Max Noyes - 650-726-6241
Location: 522 Main St., Half Moon Bay, California
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Hosted By: Doug Stow.
Jan 13 Sunday 4 p.m. Enterprise, Oregon - Fishtrap, The Coffin House
Rich Wandschneider
Location: 400 E. Grant Street, Enterprise, Oregon 97828
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Hosted By: FWS Board Member Rich Wandschneider
Jan 13 Sunday 2 p.m. Klamath Falls, Oregon - County Library
Contact: Mary Hope - 541-850-2091 or Christy Davis - 541-882-8894
Location: 126 S. 3rd St., Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
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Hosted By: Mary Hope.
Jan 13 Sunday 2 p.m. Seaside, Oregon - Library, Discovery Room
Contact: Susan Firghil Park - 503-440-6695
Location: 60 North Roosevelt Drive, Seaside, Oregon 97138
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Hosted By: Susan Firghil Park.
Jan 15 Tuesday 7 p.m. Newport, Oregon - Newport Public Library
Contact: Dorothy Mack or Marianne Klekacz
Location: 35 NW Nye Street Newport, Oregon 97365
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Hosted By: Newport Public Library.
Jan 16 Wednesday 7 p.m. Silverton, Oregon - Not Your Mama's Coffee - Wolf Building
Contact: Michael Smith - 503-949-6822
Location: 201 E. Main Street, Silverton, Oregon 97381
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Sponsored By: The Silverton Poetry Association
Jan 16 Wednesday 7 p.m. Bellingham, Washington - Village Books
Contact: Lindsey McGuirk 360-671-2626 or James Bertolino 360-398-7870
Location: 1200 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225
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Hosted By: James Bertolino.
Jan 16 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Albany, Oregon - Public Library
Contact: John Burton 541-917-7580 ex. 4702
Location: 1390 Waverly Drive S.E., Albany, Oregon 97322
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Hosted By: Clemens Starck. Featuring FWS Board Member Ann Staley.
Jan 17 Thursday 7 p.m. Hermiston, Oregon - Public Library
Pam Steele 541-300-9206
Location: 235 East Gladys Avenue, Hermiston, Oregon 97838
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Hosted By: Pam Steele.
Jan 17 Thursday 7 p.m. Ashland, Oregon - Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library, Meese Meeting Room, LIB 305
Contact: FWS Board Member Patty Wixon or Mary Jane Cedar Face
Location: 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520
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Jan 19 Saturday 7 p.m. Topeka, Kansas - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Contact: Dennis Bosley 785-249-5091
Location: 4775 SW 21st. Street, Topeka, Kansas 66604
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Featuring: Eleanor Bell and Dennis Bosley. Featuring George Paris.
Jan 19 Saturday 2 p.m. Madras, Oregon - Jefferson County Library, Rodriguez Annex
Jack Lorts
Location: 134 S.E. E St., Madras, Oregon 97741
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Jan 20 Sunday 2 p.m. Eugene, Oregon - Tsunami Books
Contact: FWS Board Member Martha Gatchell 541-836-2532
Location: 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon 97405
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Hosted By: Martha Gatchell.
Jan 22 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Glasgow, Scotland - 22 Bank Street
Contact: Larry Butler - 0141 946 8096
Location: 22 Bank Street, Glaskow, Scotland (Get Map)

Hosted By: Lapidus Scotland, Bank Street Writer's Group and Larry Butler. Informal reading of William Stafford’s poetry featuring Gerry Stewart. Other readers include Kay Carmichael, Rosemary McLeish, David Donnison, Lary Butler and Margaret Donaldson. (View Event Invitation)
Jan 24 Thursday 7 p.m. Bend, Oregon - Central Oregon Community College Library Rotunda
Neil Browne or John Martin
Location: 2600 NW College Way, Bend, Oregon 97701
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Hosted By: Neil Browne and John Martin. Featuring Judith Montgomery and special guest Kit Stafford.
Jan 26 Saturday 2 p.m. Ontario, Oregon - Malheur County Library
Contact: Darlene Johnson, Librarian - 541-899-6371 or Phil Mahaffey - 541-881-6371 ex. 346
Location: 388 SW 2nd Ave., Ontario OR 97914
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Hosted By: Phil Mahaffey
Jan 26 Saturday 2 p.m. Santa Barbara, California - Los Padres National Forest, First Crossing Day Use Area
Contact: Paul Willis - 805-565-7174
Location: Paradise Road, off Highway 154. In case of rain, we will meet indoors at the Santa Barbara District Rangers Station, which is also on Paradise Road.
Program Note: This reading will take place on the exact site of the Los Prietos Civilian Public Service Camp where William Stafford was stationed during WWII.
Hosted By: Paul Willis. Featuring Glenna Luschei and David Starkey.
Co-sponsored by: Westmont College and California Poets and Writers.
Jan 26 Saturday 2 p.m. White Salmon, Washington - White Salmon Valley Community Library (Sprint/Baker Gallery)
Contact: Jennifer Hull
5 Town & Country Square, White Salmon, Washington 98672 (Get Map)
Hosted By: Jennifer Hull and the White Salmon Library
Jan 26 Saturday 11 a.m. Washougal, Washington - Community Library
Contact: Sean McGill 360-835-5393
Location: 1661 C Street, Washougal, Washington 98671
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Hosted By: Sean McGill.
Jan 27 Sunday 10 a.m. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - January Meeting
Contact: Karen Blomain 
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hosted By: Karen Blomain.
Jan 27 Sunday 2 p.m. Salem, Oregon - Deepwood Estate
Contact: Eleanor Berry or Janet Markee
Location: 1116 Mission St. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302
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Hosted By: Eleanor Berry and Janet Markee.
Jan 27 Sunday 4 p.m. Oakland, Oregon - Oakland Branch Library
Contact: Nancy Nowak
Location: 637 NE Locust St., Oakland, Oregon 97462
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Hosted By: Nancy Nowak. Featuring Pete Anderson.
Jan 27 Sunday 7 p.m. Stockholm, Sweden - St. Pauls Bok & Pappershandel (book & paper store)
Contact: Karyl Severson
Location: S:t Paulsgatan 24 (at Paulsgatan& Mariatorget), Söder, Stockholm, Sweden
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Hosted By: Karyl Severson and Lars Nordstrom. (See Swedish Invitation)
Jan 28 Monday 6:30 p.m. Longview, Washington - Public Library
Contact: Joseph Green
Location: 1600 Louisiana St, Longview, Washington 98632
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Reading By: Holly Hughes followed by an open mic.
Jan 29 Tuesday 7 p.m. McMinnville, Oregon - Public Library, Carnegie Room
Contact: Hank Slangal
Location: 225 NW Adams, McMinnville, Oregon 97128
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Jan 29 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Bainbridge Island, Washington - Bainbridge Island Library
Contact: Neil Baker
Location: 1270 Madison Ave. N., Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110
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Hosted By: Neil Baker. Featuring Jennifer Hager, Roger Midgett, Marit Saltrones and David Stallings.
Jan 31 Thursday 4 p.m. Kota Damansara, Malaysia - Sri KUD Smart School
Melissa Reed
47810 Daerah Petaling Selangor Darul Ehsan (Get Map)
Hosted By: The CAS Branch of the International Baccalaureate Program.
Feb 2 Saturday 2 p.m. Corvallis, Oregon - Corvalis-Benton County Library
Contact: Linda Gelbrich or Ann Staley or Linda Varsell Smith
Location: 645 N.W Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330
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Format: Featured poem, "You Reading This, Be Ready." From 2 to 3 p.m. Beth Russel leads a Writing Workshop. At 3:15 p.m. Ann Staley hosts featured readings by Steve Blevans, Karelia Stetz, and Roger Weaver. Open mic begins at 4:15 p.m., hosted by Linda Gelbrich.
Feb 7 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Princeton, New Jersey - Princeton University, McCosh Hall, Room 40
Contact: Meredith Martin
Location: 22 McCosh Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08544
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Hosted By: Meredith Martin.
Feb 16 Saturday 11 a.m. The Dalles, Oregon - Dalles-Wasco County Library
Contact: Kathleen Drabek 503-502-6229 or Wasco County Library 541-296-2815
Location: 722 Court Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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Hosted By: Ann Staley.
Apr 2 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Natick, Massachusetts - Amazing Things Art Center
Contact: Helen Marie Casey
Location: 22 Rutledge Road, Natick, MA 01760
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Hosted By: Helen Marie Casey.
Other Events Forthcoming Include:
Seattle, Washington (Elliott Bay Book Company);
and Nashua, New Hampshire.

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