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Lake Oswego Reads' main event is tonight at LOHS

Art exhibits, readings and more celebrate William Stafford


The Lake Oswego Reads program will hit a busy stretch in the next few days.by: SUBMITTED - William Stafford

View art inspired by William Stafford, created by professional artists and students from Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high schools, at Graham’s Book and Stationery, 460 Second St., and Chrisman’s Frame, 480 Second St. The exhibits will continue through February.

Antiphony/Epiphany: Visual Responses to William Stafford is on display at 510 Museum and ARTspace, 510 First St., Lake Oswego. The exhibit continues through March 21 and features linocut illustrations by Dennis Cunningham of Stafford’s first-time published short story “Osage Orange Tree.”

Other Stafford-inspired art is on display at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St.

Tonight

This evening will feature the dessert and keynote talk by Kim Stafford, William Stafford’s son, in the Lake Oswego High School cafeteria and auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required. The Lake Oswego Women’s Club will host the dessert portion of the evening, which begins at 6 p.m. Stafford will speak about his father’s daily writing practices and how he lead his life of compassion and witness. The younger Stafford is an award-winning essayist and poet and has taught writing at Lewis & Clark College and other colleges for more than 30 years.

Tickets will be valid until 15 minutes before the 7 p.m. presentation. People without tickets will be seated then if there’s space.

Lake Oswego High School is located at 2501 Country Club Road.

Friday

1 p.m. — Join William Stafford Discussion Group No. 2, a special Valentine’s Day edition discussion group, at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave.

Sunday

7 p.m. — Poet Henry Carlile will read from his most recent publication, “Oregon,” and share how Stafford influenced his work, at the Holy Names Heritage Center at Marylhurst University, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego.

Wednesday

11:45 a.m. — Meet Angelina Marino-Heidel, illustrator of Stafford’s “Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale,” at Oswego Lake Country Club, 20 Iron Mountain Blvd.

Feb. 20

3:30 p.m. — A William Stafford Poetry Slam will take place in Lake Oswego High School’s Black Box Theater. All are welcome to come hear students from Lakeridge High and LOHS participate in the event.

The 2014 Lake Oswego Reads program honors the late William Stafford, who lived in Lake Oswego, as part of the statewide William Stafford Centennial. The one-time poet laureate would have celebrated his 100th birthday Jan. 17 of this year.




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