1/28/12 William Stafford Celebration – Speaking Truth to Power

1/28/12 William Stafford Celebration - Speaking Truth to Power

“Speaking Truth to Power: The Poetry of William Stafford and the Occupy Movement.”

Where: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St, Eugene

When: Saturday, January 28, 4-6 pm (The public is invited to a free poetry writing workshop led by Ingrid Wendt and Ralph Salisbury from 2 pm to 3:30 pm immediately before the reading.)

Jerry Gatchell, Martha Gatchell and Ingrid Wendt are the hosts of this reading and invite you to bring a favorite Stafford poem and/or anecdote to share and one of your own poems written in the spirit of Stafford’s commitment to social justice. Many Stafford poems can be found at http://williamstaffordarchives.org/browse/poems. Contact: Ingrid Wendt idwendt@comcast.net if you want to read a poem or share an anecdote.

A slideshow of Occupy Eugene sites, compiled by poet-photographer  Robert Hill Long, will accompany the reading.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Occupy Eugene!  Please plan to attend!  The Zinn/Chomsky Library of Occupy Eugene is happy to announce that OE poets and writers are invited to share one William Stafford Poem and one of their own. (Remember to contact Ingrid Wendt at idwendt@comcast.net if you wish to read.)