William Stafford Birthday Celebration Jan. 22

The library’s annual William Stafford Birthday Celebration is happening Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m. in the Flora Room. Hosted by Carolyn Martin it will feature local poets Stevan Allred and Felix Gurley-Rimberg, plus M and Steve Williams reading from Stafford’s work and sharing their own Bill-inspired pieces. Come and bring your favorite Stafford poem to read aloud. We’ll have birthday cake!

Mr. Stafford (January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993) was an American poet who, in 1975, was named Poet Laureate of Oregon. For more information on William Stafford visit the Friends of William Stafford site.