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AUDITIONS for the Roving Park Players’ adaptation of Fanny Burney’s satirical delight, THE WITLINGS, will be held on November 1 & 2 and November 8 & 9, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard in Eugene. Seeking 11 players, age 15 and up. Be prepared to read from the script. See rovingparkplayers.org or our Facebook page for synopsis and specific roles. Call 541-914-2374 or 541-686-2738 for more information.
Michelle Naidoo is in the process of starting Lane Monthly, a regional monthly magazine which will cover a myriad of stories encapsulating Lane County. She is seeking freelance writers who would like to work with her moving forward. She expects to publish the first issue in January/February. She can be reached at michelle@LaneMonthly.com.
The Family: Poets Willa Schneberg and Ingrid Wendt Read from Their Work
Saturday, November 1, 2014 / 5–7 pm / Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette, Eugene / (541) 345-8986 / Admission: Free
Willa Schneberg has authored five poetry collections: In The Margins of The World (recipient of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry), Box Poems, Storytelling In Cambodia, the letterpress chapbook The Books of Esther, and the recently released Rending the Garment (Mudfish/Box Turtle Press). Willa has read at the Library of Congress, her poems are heard on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell. She is a social worker in private practice and a visual artist. Willa lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. www.threewayconversation.org
Ingrid Wendt’s first book of poems, Moving the House, was selected by William Stafford for BOA Editions’ New Poets of America Series. Her next three books won The Oregon Book Award, the Yellowglen Award, and the Editions Prize. Co-editor of the Oregon poetry anthology From Here We Speak, Ingrid has taught at all educational levels, including the MFA program of Antioch, L.A. She recently opened the Oregon state legislature with a poem. A musician by training, her most recent book is Evensong. Ingrid lives in Eugene with her husband, poet and writer Ralph Salisbury. www.ingridwendt.com
The sorcerers are bored and frustrated
standing in their glittery robes and pointy hats
in the corner of my parents’ small kitchen
where the cupboards never close properly,
the pilot light always goes out, and
my father remains spindly and mute
as before he died.
from “Grief,” Willa Schneberg
Now, the small unexpected bells of forgiveness
ringing, ringing, calling me
to attention: what made you
someone to love. All along. I loved you.
And was too busy practicing defense to see.
from “Armistice,” Ingrid Wendt
SHARON LASK MUNSON and LOIS ROSEN will be reading their latest work at TSUNAMI BOOKS in Eugene on Saturday, November 15th at 5:00 p.m. Tsunami Books is located at 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene OR 97405.
SHARON LASK MUNSON is the author of the chapbook, Stillness Settles Down the Lane (Uttered Chaos Press, 2010), a full-length book of poems, That Certain Blue (Blue Light Press, 2011), and upcoming, Braiding Lives, (Poetica Publishing Company, 2014) She lives and writes in Eugene,Oregon. www.sharonlaskmunson.com
LOIS ROSEN’s award-winning poems and stories have appeared in over a hundred journals including most recently: Calyx, Conversations across Borders, VoiceCatcher, Alimentum: the Literature of Food, and The Night, and the Rain, and the River. She leads two Amherst Writers Workshops in Salem, where she’s taught Creative Writing at Willamette University and ESL at Chemeketa Community College. She received an MFA in fiction from the Rainier Writing Workshop. Traprock Books published her first poetry collection, Pigeons, in 2004. Tebot Bach Publications has scheduled her second poetry book, Nice and Loud, for release in June 2015.