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Lake Oswego Library – William Stafford Celebration – Lake Oswego. OR

On Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm the Lake Oswego Public Library and the Friends of William Stafford present an evening of poetry in honor of William Stafford. Tim Barnes, board member and Journal Editor for the Friends of William Stafford will host the event. Featured readers will include Don Colburn, a successful news journalist and author of three books of poetry. Also featured is Andrea Hollander, author of several poetry collections, recipient of two fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts, and served for 12 years as writer-in-residence at Lyons College in Arkansas. She is now a resident of Lake Oswego.

William Stafford was born in Kansas in 1914, and later moved to Oregon where he taught English literature at Lewis and Clark College. Stafford published numerous volumes of poetry and prose during his lifetime including Traveling Through the Dark, for which he won the National Book Award in 1963.

The library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego. For more information, contact Alicia Yokoyama at 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@ci.oswego.or.us.