Elizabeth Woody joins Oregon Poetry Collection Grand Re-opening

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Oregon’s poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody, joins us for the grand re-opening of the Oregon Poetry Collection: Saturday September 30th, 2:00 PM at the Knight Library.


Come celebrate Oregon’s poetry, contemporary, historical, and everlasting. Speakers will include our very own David Hedges, the University of Oregon’s John Witte, local luminary Tim Whitsel, the University slam team’s Maxine David, and laureate Woody. There will be a special display of books by notable Oregon poets, and refreshments will be served.

Directions to the Knight Library


Reminder: OPA is still seeking board members: we have three seats to fill. If you are interested in public service, non-profit volunteer work, or have a desire to help shape the course of poetry in Oregon, this could be for you. Elections will be held at the conference: more information can be found under WHO WE ARE > Executive Board.

Conference Update

The deadline to get the block rate at Valley River Inn, September 30th – October 1st, is tomorrow. Call Valley River Inn, 541-743-1000. Best time to call is between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM– if you call at other times, you may get sent to their off-site call center, which apparently does not have up-to-date availability.

Join us the afternoon of September 30th at the University of Oregon’s Knight Library for the re-opening of the Oregon Poetry Collection, and join us the evening of September 30th at Valley River Inn. Oregon’s poet laureate Liz Woody starts off our open mic.

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