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Book Signing by Janice D. Rubin

A book signing for Janice D. Rubin‘s book Transcending Damnation Creek Trail & Other Poems will be held Friday, September 26, from 6-8 pm at the Bookmine in Cottage Grove in conjunction with the art walk.

Lane Writers Reading Series


The new LANE WRITERS READING SERIES will feature local Lane County Writers at the River Road Annex (1055 River Road) every 4th Sunday from 4:30-6:00 pm. The first reading will take place on September 28, 2014, with poetry and fiction by Howard W. Robertson, Carter McKenzie, Alice Evans and Joan Dobbie. We look forward to seeing you there!

Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published a short novel: Peculiar Pioneer (2013); and nine books of poems, including most recently: Odes to the Ki of the Universe, 2nd rev. ed. (2013); Ode to Certain Interstates (2013); and The Green Force of Spring (2013). He was the 2010 Henry Art Gallery Poet-in-Residence and the winner of the 2009 Sinclair Poetry Prize. His poems have been anthologized often, most recently in Literal Latté: The Anthology (iUniverse, 2008), and his poems have been published in many literary journals, most recently in Yellow Medicine Review. For more about Howard W. Robertson, go to

A founding member of Airlie Press, Carter McKenzie is the author of the chapbook Naming Departure (Traprock Books) and a full-length book of poetry Out of Refusal (Airlie Press). Her poetry has appeared in a various journals and anthologies, and her essay “A Simple Instrument” is included in the anthology The Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times, edited by Charles Entrekin. Through affiliation with Young Writers Association and libraries, and through private arrangements, Carter teaches poetry workshops to students of all ages in Eugene, Oregon, and in the surrounding rural areas. She lives in the Cascade Foothills with her youngest daughter.

Alice Evans is communications specialist at the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. She is coordinator of the CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium. A professional journalist with roots in creative writing, Alice has served as managing editor of publications for Holt International Children’s Services; editor of Midwifery Today magazine; managing editor for one of Advanstar’s trade publications; and bookseller at Marketplace Books. She has freelanced for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Oregon Quarterly, Poets & Writers magazine, The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly, and many other publications. She has written dozens of book reviews for The Oregonian book pages since 1996. An assistant editor of fiction for Northwest Review in the early ’90s, she studied creative writing with Ralph Salisbury and Maggie Anderson. She was awarded a one-month residency at the Wolf Pen Writer’s Colony (Kentucky Foundation for Women) in the early 1990s. Her essays have been published in five Seal Press outdoor anthologies and her poems and stories have appeared in numerous small literary publications and anthologies. She is a former newspaper reporter and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. She is a mother and grandmother.

Joan Dobbie, mother of two, grandmother of six, teaches hatha yoga and sometimes poetry in Eugene, has a 1988 MFA in Creative Writing from the U of O, recently published : BEFORE THERE IS NOWHERE TO STAND, Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press, 2012), THE MANY FACES OF HATHA YOGA (Kendall/Hunt 2012-13); and WOODSTOCK BABY, A Novel in Poetry (The Unforgettables Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in many anthologies and small press mags & zines. Several have won prizes, including “My Birth” which took 2nd place in the members only category of the Spring 2014 Oregon Poetry Association Contest and “My Sister’s Hen” which was given honorable mention. Her latest literary project has to do with this Lane Writers Reading Series which she’s co-creating with fellow Eugene author, Howard Robertson. Her website is:

The Lane Literary Guild is a friend of the Lane Writers Reading Series.

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Oregon Poetry Association Reading

WHAT: Oregon Poetry Association Reading at Springfield Library featuring PAULANN PETERSEN, CHRIS ANDERSON, HARRIOT WEST

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street [inside City Hall], Springfield, Oregon 97477, 541.726.3766

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Stumptown Literary Festival

Stumptown Lit, a literary festival will happen Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the World Forestry Center in Washington Park, Portland.

Stumptown Lit, sponsored by Oregon Writers Colony, features a publishing workshop for writers, a story hour for kids, an afternoon Book Fair (free admission) with readings by top Oregon authors. The event closes with a gala reception honoring Jean Auel, author of Clan of the Cave Bear.

Here are the authors who will read during the book fair: Paulann Petersen / Steven Allred / Daniel Wilson / Susan Goldner / Barbara Drake / Dana Haynes / Phil Margolin / Mark Pomeroy / Rosanne Parry

Stumptown Lit happens Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the World Forestry Center in Portland.

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Windfall Reading Schedule

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Yoga and Writing with Brie Huling

Yoga and Writing with Brie Huling – Thursdays, October 16 and 23 and 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Explore the body as a container for the breath, and then breath as ignition for personal and authentic self-expression on the page. Using various writing prompts paired with gentle yoga poses, delve deeper into your craft as you nourish the symbiotic relationship of the physical body and the creative writing process. Open to everyone, all levels of yoga practitioners, as well as all genres and levels of writers. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and the LCC Successful Aging Institute.

$38 -  Not a drop-in class – Space is limited – Please register in advance:[ids]=967&options[site_id]=13982