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Ledding Library – William Stafford Celebration – Milwaukie, OR

The Ledding Library and Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee are delighted to sponsor a William Stafford Birthday Celebration at the Pond House.

These celebrations will be held during January in 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 Chiamov 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.

For information and to sign up for this event, please contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or or Greg Chiamov at Or, you can also call the library directly at 503-786-7580.