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Raymond Carver Festival

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Carver’s birth on May 25, events are planned throughout the month of May in Port Angeles, Washington. Full schedule of the Carver Festival.

The Festival begins May 9 and ends May 25 and will feature films, dance, reader’s theater, readings, artwork, and guest writers, scholars, artists, and filmmakers.

Special guests will include:

  • Writers in Residence Jane Mead and Lucia Perillo
  • Poet Henry Carlile, a close friend to Raymond Carver who taught his work for many years at Portland State
  • Artists Alfredo Arreguin and Susan Lytle
  • Guest filmmakers Mike Kaplan and Jean Walkinshaw
  • Tess Gallagher, Alice Derry, and other local writers
  • Jim Guthrie and the PA Readers Theater
  • The Walla Walla Dance group led by choreographer Vicki Lloid

The celebration is organized by Tess Gallagher and Peninsula College, with support from the Peninsula College Foundation, the Peninsula College Associated Student Council, and the Peninsula College Office of Instruction.

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