The public is invited to attend and participate in the annual (and FREE) William Stafford tribute, celebrating Mr. Stafford being Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 1975 to 1990.
Stafford is honored during January, his birthday month, throughout Oregon, the US, and internationally. He was a pacifist and conscientious objector during World War II. Stafford’s writing challenges our ideas on patriotism, protest, and peace.
A featured reader is Brian Hanna of Seal Rock. People are encouraged to bring a favorite Stafford poem to share. Those new to Stafford will find an entrance to his enduring themes at www.WilliamStafford.org and on Sunday, January 7 from 2-4pm at the Newport Public Library. Hosted by Friends of William Stafford and everyone is invited…and it’s FREE, FREE, FREE!!