Conservation in Verse
Conservation in Verse and Friends of Columbia Gorge Host Conservation in Verse, Featuring Jane Hirshfield and Kim Stafford

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Conservation in Verse: Authors, Artists & Activists on Protecting the Landscapes We Love

Literature, photography and art have long served as sources of inspiration that have helped fuel community-led conservation efforts to protected treasured landscapes, from the Columbia Gorge to the Grand Canyon.

On March 27, Friends of the Columbia Gorge and will co-host a special evening (7-8:30 p.m.) exploring the intersection of artistic inspiration and community-led conservation initiatives with award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield and Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford.

Held at Portland’s famed The Old Church concert hall, readings by Hirshfield and Stafford will be followed by a moderated panel and Q&A session exploring the intersection of artistic inspiration and community conservation efforts to protect treasured places.

All proceeds from the event will go to further Friends and public education and conservation efforts.

Learn more and purchase your tickets to attend. is the first online literary journal of place, publishing award-winning literature, art, editorials, and community case studies since 1998.