Live Music at the Hoff

Eric Walter
Musician | Poet | Storyteller | Photographer

Saturday, June 2 | 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Admission: $10 (cash please, no cards or checks )


Eric Walter – prize-winning poet, musician, teacher, and traveler – will present a multimedia program at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita at 7:00 p.m. on June 2, 2018. Join him as he navigates myriad worlds of music, language, and culture, in this eclectic and uplifting evening of story, poem, and song. Walter will be presenting selections from his seven books, playing music on a variety of instruments, and singing songs in multiple languages. His photographs will provide the visual backdrop to this unique solo performance.

Books, prints, and CDs will be available for purchase.

Eric Walter is a poet, musician, and performing artist whose work is inspired and shaped by his love of travel and his deep regard for the natural world. He revels in music but is passionate about silence. He celebrates language and cherishes that which language cannot touch. He is a poet of many places – he has worn many hats, sung many songs, and walked many miles.

Eric Walter received a BA in Theater from Reed College in 1983 and spent many years working as an actor, director, and producer in Oregon, North Carolina, and Colorado. He began writing poetry while attending a workshop at Duke University in 1992. Since then he has published six books, the most recent of which is Moves Between Worlds. These far-ranging collections of poetry and short prose chronicle the author’s travels in diverse landscapes, from arctic Alaska to the jungles of Yucatán, from the deserts of Utah to the shores of the Peloponnese. He is currently at work on a new collection of poems distilled from recent experiences in the Kingdom of Cambodia. A musician who is largely self-taught, Walter has performed with numerous bands and eclectic ensembles including The Open Rangers, JawboneSwitchback, and Blue Holler Boys. Walter and his son Jacob form the core of the acclaimed acoustic ensemble, Indalo Wind. As a solo artist, he has produced two albums of instrumental music and created soundtracks for theater, dance, video, and spoken-word projects. Walter has shared his poetry and music with admiring audiences throughout the American west, in Greece and Cambodia, and on radio and television. He lives with his wife, Nikki, in the Ash Creek watershed in northwestern Oregon. Visit Eric’s website for even more information.

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