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The Clatskanie Arts Commission presents this exciting weekend of events which is supported by the Columbia County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust!

Friday, May 20:

6-8 p.m.: Reception in the Clatskanie Cultural Center (CCC) Ballroom

Welcome: Print a keepsake with handset type, courtesy of Brian Bagdonas, C.C. Stern Type Foundry

The Clatskanie Connection: Raymond Carver & Clatskanie, information presented by Deborah Hazen, Clatskanie Historical Society

Remarks: Michael Mills, Peninsula College professor & Raymond Carver podcaster

Overview of Saturday’s Events

Social Hour

Saturday, May 21:

10-11 a.m.: “Who the Heck is Raymond Carver?” - Michael Mills

11:15-12:15: A Study of Raymond Carver’s poetry and prose - Elaine Nussbaum, poet

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own at local restaurants

1:30-2:45 p.m.: “The Wisdom of Columbia County,” setting poems to music, Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith, Kevin Bryant Lay

3-4 p.m.: Walking Tour of Raymond Carver Mural, Clatskanie Library Raymond Carver Display, Park Sculpture, Carver Memorabilia at “The Castle” - led by Jeremy Furnish & Amanda Garrett

4:30 p.m.: Presentation of Poetry Contest Winners, Birkenfeld Theatre, CCC

7 p.m.: MOVIE: “BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” 2015 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), based on the works of Raymond Carver. Rated R. CCC Birkenfeld Theatre

Raymond Carver Writing Festival Flyer.pdf
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