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State your interest in Oregon’s poet laureate

Published on October 10, 2018 10:44AM

Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford will visit the Oregon Coast on Thursday, Oct. 18, for a special appearance at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College and the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including “The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft” and “100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared.” He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers and in Scotland, Italy and Bhutan. In May 2018, he was named Oregon’s ninth Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown.

Thursday’s event will start at 1 pm in the main gallery of the museum at 2106 2nd Street.

This program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Go to Eventbrite.com and search for “Poet Laureate at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum” or call the museum at 503-842-4553.

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