Tuesday, May 21 • 7–8 p.m. • Burgess Community Room
Enjoy an evening of fingerstyle acoustic guitar music. Michael’s unique music weaves
blues, folk, jazz and rock to create his own sound.
Sponsored by Friends of the Tigard Library
Poetry Writing Workshop with Paulann Petersen
Saturday, May 25 • 1–5 p.m. • Conference Room
Oregon’s Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen will lead a poetrywriting
workshop in a small supportive group. It is open to all
poets regardless of experience. Born and raised in Oregon,
Petersen has been Oregon’s Poet Laureate since 2010. Among
her many publications are The Wild Awake, Blood-Silk, A Bride
of Narrow Escape and Kindle. Because of limited space,
registration is required and will begin Wednesday, May 1.
The poet laureate position is a collaborative project of the state’s five statewide cultural
partners, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Historical Society,
Oregon Humanities and State Historic Preservation Office. The position is funded by the
Oregon Cultural Trust and managed by Oregon Humanities. Learn more about
The Orchardist with Amanda Coplin
Tuesday, May 28 • 7–8 p.m. • Burgess Community Room
Portland author Amanda Coplin will discuss her bestselling debut
novel. A solitary orchardist provides shelter to two runaway teenage
girls in the early 1900s in rural Washington. His act of kindness has
tragic consequences. Books will be available for sale and signing.