Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another World Instead: William Stafford Peace Symposium (May 14-16)

The William Stafford Archives will be teaming with the Lamb Foundation to sponsor two literary events in the summer: a three-day peace symposium at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland, and a July project working with local teachers to create curriculum based on the work of William Stafford. The symposium ("Another World Instead") will present an evening of films, including the premiere of Haydn Reiss's new film "Every War Has Two Losers," an all-day Friday workshop led by Kim Stafford and Fred Marchant (editor of the edition of William Stafford's early poems, Another World Instead), followed by an evening poetry reading, and a Saturday series of papers by scholars of pacifist writing including Jeff Gundy, Philip Metres, Fred Marchant, Mary Szybist, and members of the Archives team.

Friday evening and all Saturday events are free and open to the public; the film showing (for which there will be a small admission fee) is at the Northwest Film Center.  For further information about the symposium in general, please visit the following website: 

For information on the all-day Friday class (for which credit is available) see: 

or contact Ashley Powers / / 503-768-6043.

1 comment:

  1. OK, this comment is for real (my computer is acting up!) I have the opportunity to be a part of the symposium workshop on Friday. I am looking forward to getting together with others to celebrate the work of William Stafford and enjoying the concurrent atmosphere of creativity.