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News from Cloudbank Books

Two news items from Cloudbank Books:

•  The Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest is for a full-length poetry and/or flash fiction manuscript.  The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication of his or her book.  Dennis Schmitz is the final judge.  The due date for manuscripts is January 2, 2016.  Click here for contest guidelines

• You can now submit poems and flash fiction online to Cloudbank via Submittable. There is a small fee for non-contest submissions.


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Lane Writers Reading Series on Nov. 22, 2015

The Lane Writers Reading Series continues its second season with a reading by poets Joan Dobbie, Martha Gatchell, and Joyce Salisbury at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2016, in the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene OR.

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Roving Park Players – A Christmas Carol

The Roving Park Players present A CHRISTMAS CAROL , the timeless tale of redemption and holiday spirit.

Performances will be:

November 12 & 19 at 7:30 pm , at Sheldon Oaks Retirement Community, 2525 Cal Young Rd, Eugene .

November 13 at 8:00 pm at Willamette Oaks Retirement Community, 455 Alexander Loop (just off of Good Pasture Island Rd), Eugene.

November 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 7:00 pm at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard St, Eugene.

Admission is FREE!

For information, call (541) 735-7184 or (541) 521-1692 or visit

Third Saturday Reading at Tsunami Books

Quinton Hallett and Patty Wixon will read in the Third Saturday Reading Series at 5 p.m. on November 21, 2015, at Tsunami Books.  There will be an open mic too.


Tom Titus and Eric Alan at Tsunami Books

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 4 p.m in Tsunami Books:

Tom Titus and Eric Alan will offer perspectives on gratitude using words, photos, and recorded music. They’ll include an invocation from poet David Whyte, passages from their own books and CD, and elements of any other forms of gratitude people care to share. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. Book proceeds and donations will benefit Tsunami Books.

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Windfall Reading – November 17, 2015

November’s Windfall reading features Portland poet Susan Moore Denning  and award-winning writer Evan Morgan Williams.

5:30 p.m. at Eugene Public Library, Tuesday, Nov. 17.


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