Thursday, May 14, begins a three-day consideration of poetry and peace from and beyond the life and writing of William Stafford. The symposium is sponsored by Lewis & Clark College, in collaboration with First Unitarian Church and the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, and with the support of a grant from the Lamb Foundation.
On Friday there will be a class taught at First Unitarian Church by Kim Stafford to explore connections between the writing of poetry and the life of witness for peace. Friday evening, there will be a poetry reading, with reading by Abayo Animashaum, Tim Barnes, Andrea Hopkins, Fred Marchant, Kim Stafford, Mary Szybist, and others.
On Saturday the main symposium will be an opportunity to consider how William Stafford’s life of witness through poetry may inform our opportunities for literary citizenship in a time of war. Presentations will include Teaching Peace, Camp Angel, and Learning Poetry. In addition, presenters will share information about The William Stafford Archive.
Reading and conversation with Anastacia-Reneé and Ashley Toliver
October 19, 2018
Join us for a reading and conversation with Ashley Toliver and Anastacia-Reneé…
Stranger in the Pen
October 25, 2018
panel discussion featuring Mohamed Asem, Dana Ghazi, Ramzy Farouki, and Dr. Priya…
Lit Crawl® Portland, 2018
November 9, 2018
Join us for the official kick-off party for the Portland Book Festival,…
2018 Portland Book Festival presented by Bank of America
November 10, 2018
Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented…
The Moth Mainstage in Portland
December 10, 2018
The Moth returns to Portland on Monday, December 10. This extraordinary performance…
Everybody Reads 2019: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 14, 2019
In partnership with the Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary…