As part of the Butterfield Memorial Series, acclaimed and inaugural poet Richard Blanco presented on October 21 at 6:30 PM at Trinity Church in Portland. Trinity was thrilled to host this accomplished poet and memoirist. Blanco came to national prominence after his selection as the featured poet during President Barack Obama’s last inauguration.12107986_10153640075947225_6437051120544880213_n

Trinity welcomed over 150 members of the community to this memorable evening. Following the event, Mr. Blanco autographed books and welcomed comments.

The Butterfield Memorial Series is an annual event in remembrance of Lou Butterfield who passed away far too young, in 2010. Lou was an active participant in Trinity Church and the Portland community.