Monday, December 29, 2008

1/11 - Oregon Poets, Oregon History at Beaverton

photo, William Stafford
As part of the Oregon Reads 2009 and Oregon’s 150th Birthday celebrations, Beaverton City Library presents A Reflection on Social Justice in World War II.

This event, which honors Oregon poet William Stafford, will take place in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, Sunday, January 11, from 2 pm to 4 pm. It is free, and co-sponsored by the Friends of William Stafford.

Lawson Fusao Inada, Oregon Poet Laureate, will read from Legends from Camp, poems about his family’s internment.

Paul Merchant, William Stafford Archivist at Lewis & Clark College, will read from Stafford’s work from conscientious objector camps.

The event will commemorate William Stafford’s life as well as the WWII internment experiences of the Yasui family relayed in Stubborn Twig, by Lauren Kessler, the book chosen for Oregon Reads 2009.

Bring your favorite William Stafford poem to share!

Beaverton City Library is located at 12375 S.W. 5th Street.