Centennial Event – Oregon Reads – Oregon Libraries

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January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Open to the Public: Yes
Admission: None
Event Host(s): Oregon Library Association
Featured Guest(s): See Local Library

Event Site Contact Info:
Name: Onsite Librarians
Phone: 541-962-5824
Email: ola@olaweb.org

The Oregon Library Association will invite all Oregonians to read a selection of works by William Stafford to commemorate the centennial of Oregon’s most celebrated poet. This statewide endorsed program begins on January 1 and ends on December 31, 2014. A full year event in honor of the life and work of William Stafford. More than 100 libraries will have public programs, and there will be books and materials on hand to support conversations, readings, discussion groups, and other activities related to the legacy of William Stafford as a writer, teacher, and witness for peace. These are the books currently designated for this program:
Ask Me: 100 Poems, by William Stafford (Graywolf Press, forthcoming in 2014)
Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford, by Kim Stafford (Graywolf Press)
Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in Wartime, by William Stafford (OSU Press)
Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War, by William Stafford (Milkweed Editions)
The Osage Orange Tree, by William Stafford, illus. Dennis Cunningham (Trinity University Press, forthcoming in 2014).
Everyone Out Here Knows: A Big Foot Tale, by William Stafford, illus. Angelina Marino-Heidel (Arnica Creative Services)