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Saturday April 5 2 pm

Never Give A Inch: Kesey on Stage, Screen, and Beyond

An exploration of Kesey's vital legacy and its transformation to stage, screen and beyond with KEN BABBS, Merry Prankster and co-author with Kesey of The Last Go ‘Round, Sometimes A Great Notion playwright/director AARON POSNER, and filmmaker GUS VAN SANT.

Mainstage, Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Avenue

Sunday April 6 12 pm

Kesey and the Regional Spirit: Oregon in Life and Letters

Sustainability, forestry, labor, family and notions around regionalism and the “Oregon character” set the stage for a conversation with esteemed historian and author William G. Robbins, nature essayist/poet David Oates, Native poet-artist Elizabeth Woody, Director of Ecotrust's Indigenous Leadership Program.

Studio, Gerding Theater at the Armory. 128 NW Eleventh Avenue

Ken Kesey:On the Page/On the Stage (At Multnomah Central Public Library)

Sunday April 13 2 pm

David Sumner, director of Linfield College's Writing program and Wendy Willis, Social Sustainability program manager at Oregon Solutions lead a discussion of Kesey's novel, Sometimes a Great Notion.

Wednesday April 16 6 pm

A discussion of Sometimes a Great Notion through the lens of regional identity, eco-criticism and sustainability with Joe Bowersox, Dempsey Professor of Environmental Policy and Director, Center for Sustainable Communities at Willamette University.

Multnomah Central Public Library (US Bank Room), 801 SW 10th Avenue. FREE ADMISSION