Letters from Famous People about their Favorite Poem
Conceived & directed by Gemma Whelan, this special event opens-up the conversation about World Hunger. The presentation featured a powerhouse cast of local readers – and we were thrilled to welcome Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen.
Lifelines is a collection of revered poetry, gathered by school students in 1985 who wrote to famous people, asking them what their favorite poem was – and why. The published collections which followed raised significant funds for famine victims in developing countries. poetry to feed the mind.
Presented at the Alberta Little Church in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank and Mercy Corps.
The Lifelines II ensemble included: Andrea Hollander Budy, Brooke Budy, Avery Hill, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Sharon McDonald, Vana O’Brien, & Ted Roisum.