January 26, 2015 at 7pm
Soldier, attorney, poet, raconteur, artist and art patron, Charles Erskine Scott Wood was one of Oregon's most colorful citizens. A friend of Chief Joseph, Clarence Darrow, Emma Goldman, and Mark Twain, Wood's romance with freedom made him a passionate defender of civil liberties and a leading progressive voice of early 20th Century America. Wood left a profound, enlightening, and controversial legacy on Portland and the West Coast. The presentation includes a screening of the Oregon Experience film C.E.S. Wood. Presented by Laurence Cotton, historian, filmmaker and co-producer of C.E.S. Wood and Tim Barnes, poet and co-editor of Woodworks, The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Woods.