We give thanks for Sister Veronica Ann Baxter (1928-2014), remembered for her innovative leadership of Marylhurst from 1974 to 1984, when the university transitioned to a co-educational college of lifelong learning.
Joan Maiers, English faculty, and several Marylhurst students and alumni will participate in poetry readings celebrating former Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.
Saturday, January 26, at 3 p.m.
Holy Names Heritage Center (one block northeast of Marylhurst)
Maiers will be joined by alums Patricia Carver and Leanette Carpenter, and Marylhurst students Linda F. Hunter and Nathan C. Warner. All will be reading works published in Honoring Our River, an annual anthology featuring local students and invited authors. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 20, at 6:30 p.m.
Moonstruck Chocolate Café (downtown Lake Oswego)
In celebration of Stafford's 99th birthday, local poets Brian Doyle and David Hedges will read from the collection Home Address. Hosted by Friends of William Stafford, alum Patricia Carver and faculty member Joan Maiers. Free and open to the public.
William Stafford (January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993) was an American poet and pacifist. He was appointed the twentieth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1970.