Happy birthday, William Stafford, wherever you may be! Stafford is perhaps the Northwest’s most famous poet, and Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna will host a William Stafford Birthday Reading in Stafford’s honor, featuring poet and harpist Jennifer Pratt-Walter from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Vancouver Community Library. The event is free and open to the public.
The party is jointly sponsored by the Friends of William Stafford and Printed Matter Vancouver, and Pratt-Walter will read Stafford’s poetry, as well as some of her own poems written in the spirit of Stafford’s work. She will accompany Luna on her beautiful Celtic harp as he reads a selection of Stafford’s poetry. Audience members are also invited to read one of their favorite Stafford poems.
Vancouver Community Library is located at 901 C St. in downtown Vancouver. For more information about this event, contact Luna at 360-910-1066 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Pratt-Walter is one-half of the popular Celtic harp duo Celtic Muse. You can learn more about Pratt-Walter and purchase CDs by clicking here or visiting the Celtic Muse Facebook page.