Wednesday, May 13, 2009

William Stafford Peace Symposium

I'm heading to Portland, Oregon, to participate in a reading and talk on William Stafford. Until then,

Another World Instead
William Stafford Peace Symposium

Portland, Oregon
May 14-16, 2009

Sponsored by: William Stafford Archives & Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis & Clark College,
Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, Friends of William Stafford, First Unitarian Church,
Northwest Film Center, and The Lamb Foundation. Poster drawings by Barbara Stafford-Wilson.


Thursday, May 14: Film Screenings
Whitsell Auditorium, Northwest Film & Video Center
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

7 pm. Featuring a premiere of the new Haydn Reiss film Every War Has Two Losers.
Tickets available at the door.


Friday, May 15: Writing Workshop & Poetry Readings
First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

9 am—4 pm. Kim Stafford and Fred Marchant lead a poetry workshop in the spirit of William Stafford. For details, please contact Ashley Powers at: / 503-768-6043.

7 pm. Readings for reconciliation: Tim Barnes introduces Kim Stafford, Abayo Animashaun, Andrea Hopkins, Kirsten Rian, Dorothy Stafford, and other voices.


Saturday, May 16: Symposium
Free and open to the public. First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

9 am—4 pm. Presenters include Fred Marchant, Jeff Gundy, Philip Metres, Mary Szybist, Doug Erickson, Paul Merchant.


For further details about the Saturday program, please contact Ashley Powers, at the Northwest Writing Institute ( / 503-768-6043) We invite you to register to insure a seat--though no one will be turned away. In addition, the William Stafford Archives ( would love to have a list of names and email contacts in hand as we approach our Saturday gathering.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Philip --

A fantastic event by any measure. I look forward to on-going dialogue.

All the Best,

Jeff Coleman
Portland, Oregon