700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Old St. Francis History Pub
Old St. Francis School
5:30 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
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5:30 pm doors, 7 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
by Laurence Cotton, public historian and Tim Barnes, author
Join Laurence Cotton and Tim Barnes for observations and insights
into one of Oregon’s most colorful and significant citizens -- Charles Erskine
Scott (C.E.S.) Wood (1852–1944). Soldier, attorney, poet, essayist, artist
and art patron, public speaker and raconteur, philosophical anarchist and
cultural figure, C.E.S. Wood left a profound, enlightening, and controversial
legacy on Portland, OR, and the West Coast. Wood's early formative—and continuing
lifelong--experiences in the Oregon desert had a lasting impact on his
writings, his artwork, even his personal philosophy.
First, historian and documentary film producer Laurence Cotton
will introduce the popular OPB “Oregon Experience” film C.E.S. Wood.
Following the 30 minute film, Tim Barnes, editor of the book Wood
Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood will
delve into greater detail as to the impact of the high desert on Wood’s life
and artistic output.
About the Speakers:
Cotton is a public historian, writer and producer of documentary films. A
resident of Portland for twenty-five years, Laurence is an interpreter of the
cultural history of the Pacific Northwest, and a biographer, largely working in
film, of regional and national figures. Two such films are C.E.S. Wood,
which Laurence co-produced with John de Graaf for the Oregon Experience
series and the nationally broadcast film Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing
America, a project Laurence originated and for which he served as
Consulting Producer. The film was produced by Florentine Films/Hott Productions
for PBS. Laurence Cotton serves as a lecturer and interpreter of cultural and
natural history onboard small ship cruise vessels that ply the waterways and coastlines
of North America. One of his specialties is the Columbia and Snake River
Barnes taught literature, composition, and creative writing at Portland
Community College for twenty-five years. He is the author of several books of
poetry, most recently, Definitions for a Lost Language and co-author
of Woodworks, The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood. He
was the leader of the Heavenly Discoursers, an acting troupe that performed the
satires from Wood’s best-selling book Heavenly Discourse, and a founding
member of the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. He is on the board of the
Friends of William Stafford and the editor of Friends of William Stafford: A
Journal & Newsletter for Poets & Poetry.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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