Celebrate Memory's Vault With Artist Walk & Reading May 19

Posted by hollyjhughes7@gmail.com

"Memory’s Vault: The Poetic Heart of Fort Worden" offers a retrospective look at a powerful piece of public art and a community’s responses to it. Created in 1988 at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Memory’s Vault was designed by artist Richard Turner and features the poems of Sam Hamill, cofounder of Copper Canyon Press. This richly illustrated collection includes an essay by Turner, the full text of Hamill’s poem sequence, and contributions by local residents, including Port Townsend Poet Laureate Conner Bouchard-Roberts. Edited by Bob Francis, the collection offers reflections from writers and poets who’ve been in residence or taught at Centrum.

Meet the artist, then join us for a walk to Memory's Vault and a reading of Sam Hamill's poems by local poets on Sunday, May 19th. Meet in the South Gallery of Centrum Building #305 at 2:45 for a reception and short program by the artist and editor, then we'll walk to Memory's Vault for the reading of Hamill's poems.

Copies of "Memory's Vault: The Poetic Heart of Fort Worden" will be available at the reception. Copies are also available at Imprint Books, the Bookshop at Aldrich's, and can be ordered on the Empty Bowl website: emptybowl.org

With thanks to the Friends of Fort Worden for their support of this project.

Event Date
Sunday, May 19, 2024
Event time
2:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost / donation
Holly Hughes,