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July 21st, 2014

  • Image preview 9:00am: Stafford Studies
    Northwest Writing Institute
    Monday-Friday, July 21-25, 2014 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

April 12th, 2014

March 15th, 2014

March 13th, 2014

March 7th, 2014

  • Image preview 8:30pm: (RESCHEDULED) William Stafford Centennial Symposium: Stafford Slam
    In a night of slam-style poetry performance, selected Lewis & Clark student poets will read Stafford’s poetry along side poems they have written in response to William Stafford’s poetry.  Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and Executive Director of Denver Minor Disturbance youth slam team, will be flying in to feature his award-winning poetry along side the students (and the free food!).

February 21st, 2014

  • Image preview William Stafford Campus Walk
    The William Stafford Campus Walk is a special exhibit to celebrate the life of William Stafford (1914-1993), who taught at Lewis & Clark for nearly 30 years. The walk includes nine placards placed around campus, each with a William Stafford Poem, and a note about significance of the location.
    until March 24

February 13th, 2014

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Performance: Our William Stafford: In Five Drafts
    The Theatre Department is proud to present an evening of performance in conjunction with the William Stafford Centennial Celebration. Compiled from interviews, autobiographical material, writing exercises and Stafford’s poetry, the piece is a meditation on writing through the lens of William Stafford’s process and work. The performance will be presented by students in the Theatre Department. Directed by Professor Stephen Weeks. Conceived by Professor Stephen Weeks and Professor Rebecca Lingafelter
     
    The performance is approximately 40 minutes long and will be followed a brief talk-back.

February 8th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:00pm - 10:00pm: Stafford Slam
    In a night of slam-style poetry performance, selected Lewis & Clark student poets will read Stafford’s poetry along side poems they have written in response to William Stafford’s poetry. Ken Arkind, a National Poetry Slam Champion and Executive Director of Denver’s Minor Disturbance youth slam team, will be flying in to feature his award-winning poetry along side the students (and the free food!).MC: Jerry Harp, Assistant Professor with Term of English and Director, Lewis & Clark College.
  • Image preview All Day: William Stafford Centennial Symposium: Student Art Collection
    This collection of art is just one part of Lewis & Clark College’s centennial celebration for our late poet laureate professor, William Stafford.  In this show, nine selected LC artists respond to and visually converse with a Stafford poem of their choosing.  The show will move on Friday, February 7th to the Newmark Theatre in downtown Portland as a part of the symposium’s kick off event. On Saturday, February 8th, the show will move to the symposium location in Albany. Please join us in celebrating this great poet!

February 7th, 2014

  • Image preview 7:30pm - 9:00pm: William Stafford Tribute at the Newmark Theater
    Lewis & Clark College and Literary Arts present:
    William Stafford Centennial Celebration
    Featuring Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser
    Appearances by Kim Stafford and Paulann Petersen
    Hosted by Matthew Dickman

Past Events

May 18th, 2013

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    Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford
    In this workshop, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

May 19th, 2013

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    Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford
    In this workshop, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

June 21st, 2013

June 22nd, 2013

June 23rd, 2013

July 15th, 2013

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    (NWI) Stafford Studies
    This weeklong course consists of reading, writing, discussion, and special projects growing from the poetry and prose of William Stafford. Using the resources of published books and the William Stafford Archives, participants will practice inquiry into Stafford’s approach to writing, thinking, teaching, and witness for reconciliation, and from this inquiry develop their own approaches to writing, teaching, and witness. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

July 16th, 2013

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    (NWI) Stafford Studies
    This weeklong course consists of reading, writing, discussion, and special projects growing from the poetry and prose of William Stafford. Using the resources of published books and the William Stafford Archives, participants will practice inquiry into Stafford’s approach to writing, thinking, teaching, and witness for reconciliation, and from this inquiry develop their own approaches to writing, teaching, and witness. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

July 17th, 2013

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    (NWI) Stafford Studies
    This weeklong course consists of reading, writing, discussion, and special projects growing from the poetry and prose of William Stafford. Using the resources of published books and the William Stafford Archives, participants will practice inquiry into Stafford’s approach to writing, thinking, teaching, and witness for reconciliation, and from this inquiry develop their own approaches to writing, teaching, and witness. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

July 18th, 2013

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    (NWI) Stafford Studies
    This weeklong course consists of reading, writing, discussion, and special projects growing from the poetry and prose of William Stafford. Using the resources of published books and the William Stafford Archives, participants will practice inquiry into Stafford’s approach to writing, thinking, teaching, and witness for reconciliation, and from this inquiry develop their own approaches to writing, teaching, and witness. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

July 19th, 2013

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    (NWI) Stafford Studies
    This weeklong course consists of reading, writing, discussion, and special projects growing from the poetry and prose of William Stafford. Using the resources of published books and the William Stafford Archives, participants will practice inquiry into Stafford’s approach to writing, thinking, teaching, and witness for reconciliation, and from this inquiry develop their own approaches to writing, teaching, and witness. Offered through the Northwest Writing Institute. Instructor: Kim Stafford

October 4th, 2013

October 5th, 2013

October 6th, 2013

November 19th, 2013

December 7th, 2013

December 8th, 2013

January 1st, 2014

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    Publication of “We Belong in History”
    In 2012 - 2013, PSU’s Ooligan Press held a statewide writing competition for seventh through twelfth graders as a response to Stafford’s work, and will publish a collection of the winning poems and essays - “We Belong in History” - in January 2014.

January 21st, 2014

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    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.

January 22nd, 2014

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    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
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    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

January 23rd, 2014

  • Image preview
    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
  • Image preview
    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

January 24th, 2014

  • Image preview
    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
  • Image preview
    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

January 25th, 2014

  • Image preview
    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
  • Image preview
    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

January 26th, 2014

  • Image preview
    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
  • Image preview
    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

January 27th, 2014

  • Image preview
    William Stafford Retrospective Exhibits
    Stafford at 100 - A Centenary Exhibit on display at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library exhibits a selection of photographs, manuscripts, books, and artifacts from the William Stafford Archives. The Exhibit is open from January through December 31 2014.
  • Image preview
    Learning How to Live: Exploring the Imperatives in William Stafford’s Work
    Deeply inspired by philosophers, William Stafford often used poetry to teach us how to live: “Your job is to find what the world is trying to be.” In celebration of the Stafford Centennial, this Literary Arts seminar will explore the imperatives in Stafford’s work, the rich legacy he has bequeathed to help us on our journey. Together we will remember and discover: “we must find something forgotten by everyone alive.”

William Stafford Centennial

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