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William Stafford Centennial

(CANCELED) Symposium: “You Must Revise Your Life”—Stafford at 100, a Celebration and Reassessment

Date: February 7 2014 - February 8 2014 Location: Albany

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The tentative schedule of events includes:

Day One, Friday, February 7, 2014 — CAMPUS EVENTS CANCELED

3:00 pm: Welcome and Introduction to the Stafford ArchivesDoug Erickson, Head of Special Collections/College Archivist, Lewis & Clark College; Translations by Keiko Shimada  

3:10-3:50 pm: Panel #1: Stafford’s Archive in the Classroom, Pauls Toutonghi, Associate Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College, and Lewis & Clark students Tess Gallagher and Danielle Hughes, alumna Jess Alberg, BA ’13

4:00-5:30 pm: Stafford in Pictures: Digital Exposition of Stafford Photos 

  • 4:00-4:15: Photography Archive: Introduction by Doug Erickson, Head of Special Collections/College Archivist, Lewis & Clark College; Zach Selley, Assistant Archivist, Lewis & Clark College; Jeremy Skinner, Director, Curry County Library, Gold Beach, OR
  • 4:15-5:15 pm: Panel #2: Stafford the PhotographerJoel Fisher, Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College; Kirsten Rian, Exhibition Curator; Blake Shell, Curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion, Marylhurst University ; Rishona Zimring, Associate Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College, chair

7:30-9:00 pm: Stafford Tribute at the Newmark Theatre (separate registration), Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser, with Matthew Dickman, MC, and guest Paulann Petersen, Poet Laureate of Oregon


Day Two, Saturday February 8, 2014 — CAMPUS EVENTS CANCELED

9:30 am: Continental Breakfast and WelcomeKurt Fosso, Associate Professor and Chair, English, Lewis & Clark College

9:55 am: Abayo Animashaun, “Ode to Bill Stafford”

10:00-10:50 am: Panel #1: The Stafford Archive and BibliographyDoug Erickson, Zach Selley, and Jeremy Skinner

10:50-11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:00 am-11:50 pm: Poets Address, Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch Break (not catered)

1:00-2:00 pm: Panel #2: Stafford and the Practice of TeachingJack Hart, Professor Emeritus of English, Lewis & Clark College; Susan Kirschner, Senior Lecturer Emerita, Lewis & Clark College; Chuck Charnquist, BS ‘58; Kimberley King, BA ‘75; Karen Gross, Associate Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College, chair

2:00-2:15 pm: Coffee Break

2:15-3:15 pm: Panel #3: Stafford at 100, A Reconsideration by Two Scholars, John Felstiner, Professor Emeritus of English, Stanford; Fred Marchant, Professor of English and Literature, Suffolk University; Lyell Asher, Associate Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College, chair

3:15-3:30 pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments

3:30-4:30 pm: Panel #4: Stafford at 100, A Reconsideration by Four Poets: Vincent Wixon, Primus St. John, Corey Van Landingham, and Carl Adamshick; Mary Szybist, Associate Professor of English, Lewis & Clark College, chair

4:45-5:15 pm: : Performances by LC musicians and vocalists, with Michael Johanson, Associate Professor of Music, Lewis and Clark, and Kathy FitzGibbon, Assistant Professor of Music, Lewis & Clark: settings of three or more Stafford poems

5:15-5:30 pm: Closing Remarks by Kim Stafford, Associate Professor, Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Director of the Northwest Writing Institute


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