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Carter McKenzie at Tsunami Books


Poetry Stage at Festival of Eugene

150630-Steven Blue

Red Sofa Poets at Tsunami Books

Red Sofa Poets
Poetry Reading
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene
Saturday, June 27, 2015
5-7 p.m.

150514-Red Sofa Poets

Cirque-Elation: Dance/Drum/Poetry


A half-hour dance event this Saturday will be performed by the Cirque-Elation dance class for people of all abilities.

C. Steven Blue will be interpreting their dance performance on Djembe (hand-drum) and will do a drum-poem before the dancing starts.

Free and open to everyone:

Cirque-Elation Dance Performance
Saturday, June 20th, 3:00 – 3:30 PM
The Broadway Commerce Center
44 West Broadway, Eugene, OR


Roving Park Players – Much Ado about Nothing

Come join in the fun as clever Beatrice and cocky Benedick throw THE beach party of the year, and navigate the rocky road to love in The Roving Park Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

June 11 & 12 at Campbell Center, 155 High St, Eugene

June 13 & 14 at Maurie Jacobs Park, End of Fir Ln (off River Rd), Eugene

June 18 & 19 at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene

June 20 at Island Park, 200 West B St, Springfield

June 21* at Island Park at 2:00 pm (* Special MATINEE performance)

Shows at 6:00 pm (except for June 21*). Admission is FREE! Rain or shine! (Canopies will be provided.)

Call 541-556-9686 for information.

Celebration of George Hitchcock

Friday, June 12, 7 pm, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene OR: Dramatic Reading and Celebration of the newly released book The Wounded Alphabet: Collected Poems by George Hitchcock ( ). George (deceased), formerly of Eugene, as well as Portland, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and La Paz, was a surrealist with a vast, playfully serious spirit in the universe of poetry. His is an art of carnivals, parades, and big brass instruments with top-hatted showmanship lit up on the page. His wild, vaudevillian style is saturated with a pure joy for words, but always with a reverence for meaning. The Wounded Alphabet collects over five decades of writing and contains twelve early collages that illustrate his ongoing painterly obsession with the juxtaposition of images. George was always a favorite contributor to the poetry world at Tsunami Books. This grand event is in conjunction with a major showing of his paintings at the White Lotus Gallery ( In Eugene on Saturday, June 13. Light refreshment.