Birthday Celebration – Vancouver, WA

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January 17, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vancouver Community Library - Vancouver, WA
901 C Street
Vancouver, WA

Open to the Public: Yes
Admission: No
Event Host(s): Christopher Luna
Featured Guest(s): Christopher Luna & Jennifer Pratt-Walter

Event Site Contact Info:
Name: Christoper Luna
Phone: 360-910-1066

A poetry reading celebrating and commemorating the birthday of one of America’s most important poets, William Stafford, will be held at 4pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Vancouver Community Library. The public is invited to attend this free event.

At this event, jointly sponsored by the Friends of William Stafford and Printed Matter Vancouver, featured reader Jennifer Pratt-Walter will read Stafford’s poetry as well as some of her own work written in the spirit of Stafford’s work. She will also accompany Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna on harp as he reads a selection of Stafford’s poetry. Members of the audience are also invited to read one of their favorite Stafford poems.

Vancouver Community Library is located at 901 C Street in Vancouver, WA. For further information contact Christopher Luna at 360-910-1066 or e-mail

Featured Performer Bios:
Jennifer Pratt-Walter explores poetry, music and photography with curiosity and a creative spirit. She considers nature to be vital to her life, and her poetry often gives a voice to beings in the natural world. Jennifer has published poetic works in VoiceCatcher, SageWoman, Midwest Poetry Review, Poetry in the Shops and currently, Poetry Moves on the C-Tran public bus system. She lives in Vancouver, WA on a small farm. Clark County has been home for Jennifer her entire life, and she feels very lucky to live in and bring her children up in this area. For more information about Jennifer Pratt-Walter’s music, visit

Christopher Luna, for more than two decades, has collaborated with musicians including Jason Levis (Heftpistole Chamber Ensemble, Joseph’s Bones), Rob Ewing (Disappear Incompletely), Tyler Burba, Totter, Liquid Logic, Steven Taylor (the Fugs, Allen Ginsberg), and local favorites Matt Meighan, River Twain, Jennifer Pratt-Walter, Rich and Carson Halley, Eric Padget (Future Fridays, Sigourney Reverb, Orkestar Zirconium), Julio Appling (Trio Flux, the Student Loan), Five Guys Playing Jazz, Beth Karp, Lincoln’s Beard, David Chaparro, Caroline Chaparro, and Aram Arslanian. Luna is the first Poet Laureate of Clark County and co-founder of Printed Matter Vancouver.For more information about Christopher Luna, visit or