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Windfall Reading: Barbara Drake and Nick Jaina
Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive. Free.
This month’s readers are just-announced 2016 Oregon Book Awards finalists for Creative Nonfiction, Barbara Drake and Nick Jaina.
Barbara Drake’s honored collection of essays is “Morning Light: Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life.” Her previous nonfiction collection “Peace at Heart” was also an Oregon Book Award finalist. She has published several collections of poetry, most recently “Driving One Hundred.” A Linfield College Professor Emeritus, Drake wrote a college textbook, “Writing Poetry,” which has been widely used for decades.
Nick Jaina, best known as a musician, composer, and writer, has been recognized for his first book, the memoir “Get It While You Can.” In it, he explores fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. Jaina is co-founder and musical director of the Satellite Ballet and Collective in New York City and has written a column about his touring and other adventures for Willamette Week.
Literary Arts’ annual Oregon Book Awards celebrate excellence in Oregon writing, support emerging and established writers, and build community. The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of Eugene Public Library, and Eugene Public Library Foundation. Refreshments served at intermission.
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