William Stafford Poetry Event Itinerary

(All events open to the general public)

10 – 11:30 a.m. 60-minute documentary, “A Literary Friendship,” followed by a short discussion and talk-back (Bauman Auditorium)

Introduction – Clint Baldwin
Documentary Film
Discussion & Talk-Back – Dennis Schmidling and Haydn Reiss
Invitation to Lunch – Melanie Newell
Noon – 1 p.m. Soup and bread lunch (Cap and Gown Room)

Welcome & Directions for Lunch (introduction of FWS visitors) – Ty Olson
Initial Poem – Ed Higgins
Keynote Address – “The Unknown Good In Our Enemies”: Ingrid Wendt
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Labyrinth – Experiential Reflection Through Journey, Language, and Personal Discovery (Bauman Auditorium)

Introduction – Clint Baldwin
Short Reflections on William Stafford Poetry – Ann Staley
A Brief Word –  “Poetry, Pilgrimage, Nature & Labyrinth”: Sarah Baldwin
Benediction – Sarita Gallagher  
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Break-Away Sessions

Session #1 – Haydn Reiss lectures and/or presents to the film department (Lemmons 8)

Session #2 – Lawson Inada and Paulann Petersen engage a gathering of writers, English department students, and poets who submitted to the event judging (Peace Studies Collection Second Floor Library)
3 – 4:30 p.m. Orations on the Poetic (Hoover 105)

Welcome – Melanie Newell
Introductory Poem – Ed Higgins
Keynote Presentations – Paulann Petersen and Lawson Inada
Closing Poem – Lawson Inada
Closing Poem and Reflections – Paulann Petersen
Closing – Ty Olson  
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner Break

Dinner on your own in Newberg or Dundee (local recommendations will be provided; attendees are welcome at the campus dining hall)
6:30 – 7:40 p.m. 30-minute documentary, “Every War Has Two Losers,” followed by discussion and talk-back (Hoover 105)

Introduction – Clint Baldwin
Documentary Film
Discussion & Talk-Back – Haydn Reiss, Dennis Schmidling, Ingrid Wendt, Lawson Inada, and Paulann Petersen
Closing – Ty Olson  
7:40 – 8:30 p.m. Student Poetry Competition readings and awards (Hoover 105)

Student Poets (top three awardees)
Award Presentation Panel: Ed Higgins, Paulann Petersen, Lawson Inada
Quaker Reflections: William Stafford's Poetry and Quakerism – Paulann Petersen
Closing – Melanie Newell
Benediction Poem – Sarah Baldwin
8:30 – 10 p.m. Stafford Celebration Readings, Open Mic, and Concert (Coffee Cottage)

Opening – Melanie Newell and Dennis Schmidling
Music – Bill Jolliff and Seth Martin       
Closing – Melanie Newell and Ty Olson

Hosting by The Center for Peace and Justice and Friends of William Stafford