February 1, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Waldport Public Library
460 NW Hemlock St.
Stafford Celebration – Join us for a free showing of the film, “William Stafford: Life & Poems.”
A film based on the journals of William Stafford, a conscientious objector in WWII and National Book Award winner. Despite being told that war is inevitable, Stafford disagreed. He saw war as a choice – a human choice – and only one of the ways nations can respond to conflict.
Using Stafford’s eloquent poetry and prose, the film invites viewers to reflect on their own ideas regarding war and how individal witness can contribute to a more peaceful world.
Featuring an outstanding cast of writers/activists including Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael Meade, W.S. Merwin, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kim Stafford and Alice Walker. Directed by Haydn Reiss of California.