Library Kicks Off “Title Wave: Coos County Is Reading!”

William Stafford was a poet, a lifelong pacifist, and National Book Award winner. He was a conscientious objector during WWII, and taught at Lewis & Clark College for decades. Through archival stills, and readings by Garrison Keillor, Paulann Petersen, Kim Stafford and Stafford himself, get to know the art, life and legacy of Oregon’s beloved poet laureate on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

An episode of the Art Beat program, Discovering William Stafford originally aired on OPB in January.
This free program, Tuesday, May 13th at 7pm, is sponsored by the Friends of Coos Bay Library and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 541.269.1101.

Other Title Wave events include Kim Stafford, William’s son reading his father’s poetry and giving a talk about the poet’s life at the North Bend Library on Thursday, May 15 at 7pm and Oregon Book Award-finalist Brian Doyle of Portland talking about William Stafford’s life and works at the OSU Extension Building in Myrtle Point on Wednesday, May 21 at 7pm.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.