First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall [map]
1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland
Ample free parking in both church lots.
- Free to members and their guests
OFJ members and their guests are invited to our annual meeting. The keynote speaker for this event will be poet, Paulann Petersen, speaking on "The Waking Dream: Poetry's Everyday Life." Friday, May 18, 7:00 to 9:30 pm, at the First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall, 1838 SW Jefferson, Portland. This is also an opportunity to meet the board, honor our volunteers, and find out about next fall’s speakers. Light refreshments will be served.
Oregon’s sixth Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen has five full-length books of poetry: The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, A Bride of Narrow Escape, Kindle, and The Voluptuary, published by Lost Horse Press in 2010. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts. A current Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute, she serves on the board of Friends of William Stafford, organizing the January Stafford Birthday Events.