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Join the Friends of Hannon Library for their 21st Annual William Stafford Poetry Celebration:

January 11, 2018
7 pm–9 pm
Meese Room, Hannon Library (SOU Campus)

Featured poets will present readings, followed by an open mic session where audience members are invited to read a William Stafford poem of their choice. This year’s featured poets include Charlotte Abernathy, Gary Lark, Barret O’Brien, Manya Orescan, Marisa Petersen, and Rabbi David Zaslow.

This celebration is held every year to commemorate the birthday of the late Oregon Poet Laureate, William Stafford. A prolific writer, Stafford’s work is often associated with inspirations from nature, family, and the poet’s pacifist views as a conscientious objector during World War II.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0111

If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at (541) 552-6213 or dss@sou.edu. For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or (541) 552-6816.

Publicity headshot of Alex Cox

Just a reminder to everyone that the guest speaker event, “Ten Films Everyone Should Know” featuring Alex Cox, has been cancelled. This event was originally scheduled for this afternoon as part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series. Save the dates for future Friends of Hannon Library events by viewing our Event Calendar.

Whether you are trying to publish a few poems or an entire book, this one-hour presentation by Amy Miller will provide you with the tips, resources, and tough-love advice you need. Don’t miss this free event on October 16, 4-5 pm in the library’s Meese Room (LIB 305).

With so many ways to get published these days—print, online, journals, blogs, traditional and self-publishing—it’s easy to get overwhelmed when deciding where to send your poetry. Amy Miller, a longtime book editor, can help guide your way. Miller’s poetry has appeared in more than 100 literary journals, numerous anthologies, and 11 chapbooks. She won the Cultural Center of Cape Cod National Poetry Competition, as well as the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize and Whiskey Island Award. Miller currently works as the publications project manager for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for this event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL1016. For more information, contact Hannon Library at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.

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NewsletterSpring2017

The Spring 2017 of the library’s BookMarks newsletter is available! Read it here, and don’t forget to subscribe for updates about future issues. CLICK TO READ

Included in this issue:

  • Upcoming event announcements
  • Library staff news
  • Updates to Hannon’s digital collections
  • New books

You can read the Spring 2017 issue on this blog, or subscribe to receive future issues by email. Click HERE to subscribe.

publicity photo of Elizabeth Woody, Oregon Poet Laureate

event announcement for guest speaker Elizabeth Woody

The Friends of Hannon Library will host Oregon Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody, speaking on Being a Creative Thinker and Maker at

Thurday, May 11, 2017
4-5 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room
Southern Oregon University

Woody will discuss how drawing on nature and multicultural experiences of humanity and heritage can help form a creative will.

Elizabeth Woody is Oregon’s first Native American poet laureate. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, of Yakama Nation descent, and is “born for” the Tódích’íinii (Bitter Water clan) of the Navajo Nation. Her paternal grandfather’s clan is Mą‘ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass – Jemez clan). She is a visual artist as well a published author of short fiction, essays, and poetry books. She received the American Book Award in 1990 and the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in 1995.

“Her poems are like hands and hearts and also like lights: they grip and pulse and illuminate. Like the woman herself, the work is grand and modest and forceful. It will shake you, and move you deeply.” ~Bloomsbury Review

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library as part of the 2016-17 Speaker Series. The presentation is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by visiting any SOU parking meter and using this code: FHL0511.

For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816.