Commissioning the broadside involved  committee members Barbara Drake, Lisa Weidman, and Setziol-Phillips. The members worked with the Le Guin family to find an appropriate poem, secure a grant from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition, and engaged artist Margot Voorhies Thompson to execute the artwork.  The committee received permission rights for the final poem selection, “Slick Rock Creek,” from the LeGuin family and LeGuin’s publisher, Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt.  Proceeds from the sales will go to support the annual writing festival.