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Williams to lead poetry workshop at WL library

Local poet John Sibley Williams will lead a poetry workshop starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the West Linn Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn. The class will focus on the study and discussion of poems with various structures, styles and voices that evoke a sense of place. The class also will focus on authenticity of voice, universality of approach, and musicality of language toward the goal of understanding ourselves and the world better. The workshop will be followed by a brief poetry reading to launch William's new collection "As One Fire Consumes Another." The workshop is free, but registration is required and can be completed online at westlinnlibrary.org.

Masters to play at LO golf course

Pair up with a partner for 18 holes of Best Ball play Sunday, April 14, during The Masters at the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. To learn more, call 503-534-5430.

Author to speak about embracing diversity

The West Linn Alliance for Inclusive Community will present a public conversation with children's book author Erika Bracken Probst from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the West Linn Library, 1595 Burns St. Bracken Probst will speak about how she came to write "Friends on My Street: A Celebration of Diversity," and why books like this are important when teaching children about inclusion.The event is free and open to all.

After moving to her current street in 2009, Bracken Probst and her family loved the sense of community that developed as more families from diverse backgrounds moved there. The feeling of inclusivity inspired her to write the children's book. Written through the eyes of her young son, it takes the reader on a journey to meet his neighbors who come from 14 countries and observe four major religions.

WLAIC brings together a diverse, nonpartisan group of West Linn neighbors working to ensure that all members of the community have equal opportunities to participate in the quality of life that the town offers; that all neighbors are safe from hate crimes, abuse or harassment; and that no person or group is subjected to discrimination, bigotry or prejudice.

— The Review, Tidings

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