Tuesday, December 24, 2013
To celebrate the birth centennial of Oregon’s most famous poet, William Stafford, a poetry writing workshop will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the Hood River Middle School library, 1602 May St. in Hood River.
Those who aspire to write poetry, want to learn more about William Stafford’s practices and inspirations, or feel “stuck” in their writing process may wish to register.
Space is limited to 25 participants. Early registration is advised; registration will be open Jan. 1-10. Donations are appreciated. Email request for registration to firstname.lastname@example.org (put “poetry” in the subject line) or write to Poetry, 3301 Kollas Road, Hood River, OR 97031.
Instructors are Portland-based writing instructors/facilitators Tim Barnes and Ilka Kuznik.
When and Where
Jan. 19, Hood River Middle School.
Sign-ups start Jan. 1; event is limited to 25 people.
Tim Barnes edits the Friends of William Stafford newsletter and is also the editor and compiler of “Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale,” a children’s book based on a poem by William Stafford which was selected as one of the books for Oregon Reads 2014. He knew William Stafford, meeting him in the mid-1970s when in graduate school at Portland State University. His latest book of poems is “Definitions for a Lost Language.”
Ilka Kuznik was the project advisor for “Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale.” Her photos have appeared in The Friends of William Stafford newsletter, the chapbook “Definitions for a Lost Language,” by Tim Barnes, as well as other publications.
William Stafford, a beloved writing teacher, Oregon’s most famous poet, and well-known pacifist, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on Jan. 17, 2014. In his honor, many state and county libraries and writing organizations are commemorating his life with poetry readings, writing workshops, dramatic presentations and other community events.
Hood River’s reading and writing community begins the celebration with this special winter writing workshop. Early this spring, look for information about Hood River Library’s “Hood River Reads” complete list of Stafford-inspired events.
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