Get passport stamped at events to be eligible to win drawing

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mary Burgess is one of the artists exhibiting in the show opening at Grahams Stationery Feb. 6. This piece is titled The Word Beneath My Wing.

Be sure to pick up a Lake Oswego Reads passport at the Lake Oswego Public Library, 706 Fourth St., or at any LO Reads event and have it stamped at each event you attend. Passports with at least three stamps will be entered in a drawing at Ava Leavell Haymon’s event at 8 p.m. at the library Feb. 25.

Feb. 3

William Stafford Discussion Group No. 1 — 3 p.m. at the library. Come share a favorite Stafford poem and discuss his life and works with fellow poetry enthusiasts. Stafford was also a photographer, and by attending a discussion group, you may win a small print of one of his photographs.

“Words That Burn: A Dramatization of World War II Experiences of William Stafford, Lawson Inada and Guy Gabaldon in Their Own Words” — 7 p.m. at the library. Los Portenos, Portland’s Latino writers’ collective, will present a short excerpt of “Words That Burn: A Dramatization of World War II Experiences of William Stafford, Lawson Inada and Guy Gabaldon in Their Own Words,” performed by actors Damon Kupper, Paul Susi and Joaquin Lopez. Creator Cindy Williams Gutierrez will introduce the creative impulse for the work by discussing the lives and writings of Oregon Poet Laureates William Stafford and Lawson Inada, as well as that of Chicano Marine Guy Gabaldon. The abridged reading will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by Gemma Whelan.

Feb. 4

Paula Sinclair sings Stafford Poems — 7 p.m. at the library. Singer and composer Paula Sinclair sets her most beloved poems, including some of William Stafford’s, to original music, interpreting the poems’ feel and imagery through vocals and acoustic guitar. Jean-Pierre Garau will accompany on keyboard.

Feb. 5

Stafford biographer Jeremy Skinner — 7 p.m., Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street, Lake Oswego. Jeremy Skinner will speak about the history of William Stafford’s life as a writer from what he learned while developing the recently published master work “William Stafford: An Annotated Bibliography.” He will share Stafford letters and photos that have never been seen. Skinner will be introduced by Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham, a noted American historian.

Feb. 6

Art Unveiling Reception to Month-long Art Show — 6 to 7:30 p.m. at two Lake Oswego locales: Graham’s Book & Stationery (460 Second St.) and Chrisman Picture Frame & Gallery (480 Second St.). Come see the unveiling of interpretations of Stafford’s poetry by 18 artists at Graham’s. Following the unveiling, view art by Lake Oswego and Lakeridge high school students on display at Chrisman Picture Frame & Gallery. Meet the artists and Kim Stafford, and enjoy complimentary refreshments. A short program is planned for 6:20 p.m.

Feb. 7

510 Museum & ARTspace, 510 First St. in Lake Oswego, will hold an opening reception of Antiphony/Epiphany: Visual Responses to William Stafford from 5 to 7 p.m.

Lewis & Clark College Symposium from 3 to 5:15 p.m. at the college, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland. Continues 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 8. Learn more at

Centennial Celebration featuring Li-Young Lee and Ted Kooser — 7:30 p.m. at Newmark Theatre, Portland. Tickets range in price from $19 to $57 and are available for purchase online at

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