Birthday Celebration – Milwaukie, OR

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January 9, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pond House, Ledding Library
2100 SE Harrison St.
Milwaukie, OR

Open to the Public: Yes
Admission: No
Event Host(s): Greg Chaimov and Tom Hogan
Featured Guest(s): Brett Kelver, Susanna Lundgren, Ron Rasch, Penelope Scambly Schott, Daniel Skach-Mills, Joe Soldati, Emmett Wheatfall and FWS Board member Tim Barnes

Event Site Contact Info:
Name: Tom Hogan
Phone: 503-819-8367

The Ledding Library and Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee are delighted to sponsor a William Stafford Birthday Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 from 2-4 PM at the Pond House.    

These celebrations will be held during the year throughout Oregon and the nation in honor of poet William Stafford who taught for many years at Lewis and Clark College and was Oregon Poet Laureate from 1975 through 1989.

Our Milwaukie event will be hosted by Greg Chaimov and Tom Hogan. Featured readers will be  Brett Kelver,Susanna Lundgren, Ron Rasch, Penelope Scambly Schott, Daniel Skach-Mills, Joseph Soldati, Emmett Wheatfall and FWS Board member Tim Barnes

We will be reading our favorite poems by William Stafford as well as our own work written in his spirit.

Please join the event and bring a poem honoring William Stafford! It’s open to all and there is an opportunity after the featured readers for everyone who wants to share a poem. You can sign up ahead of time or just come along to the event. There will be poems available to read and light refreshments.

For information and to sign up for this event, please contact Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or or Greg Chaimov at

It will be a wonderful afternoon. Please join us!