Oregon Poetry Association Reading

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Steven Blue’s Poetry & Art Showcase

C. Steven Blue Poetry & Art Showcase (& Open Mic): Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eugene Public Library.

Eugene poet C. Steven Blue gathers some of Oregon’s most renowned poets for this annual event, along with new poets and artwork by local artists.  You will be entertained by the exciting talents of Literary Poets, Performance Poets, Slam Poets and a Poetry Open Mic to top it off. Three of Eugene’s finest artists will be displaying and selling their artwork. Bring something to read at the open mic or just sit and enjoy the afternoon’s presentations. Three minute time slots are available for the open mic reading on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up starts at 1:00 pm. Refreshments provided, along with gourmet coffee, tea and herbal tea.

The poets who will be featured at this year’s showcase are: Quinton Hallett, Nancy Carol Moody, Laura LeHew, Joan Dobbie, Howard Robertson, Michele Graf, Rachel Rich, Kit Chell, Michael Hess, Andrew Gonzalez, Candace Renee Perkins, Joe Cronin and C. Steven Blue. Also, three fine Eugene artists will be represented this year: Ellen Gabehart, Judy Hayden, and Steve LaRiccia.

We hope to see you there, at the 3rd annual C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop and Poetry & Art Showcase (& Open Mic).

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Steven Blue Holds Poetry Workshop

C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop: Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eugene Public Library.

This is a basic adult poetry workshop, open to the general public. Join poets C. Steven Blue, Michele Graf and Rachel Rich, as they guide you through 3-4 fun poetry writing exercises and discussions. They will also read and tell back-stories of some of their own work. Beginners welcome. Even if you have never written anything, you will have no trouble writing poems by the time you are finished with this workshop. Writers of any experience level are also welcome and will benefit from this exciting workshop. Refreshments provided.

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Rosalind Trotter Publishes Novel

Bruno Cassini, a novel by Rosalind Trotter, was released by Milo Press on October 1, 2014. Set in Florence, Italy, where the author grew up, it is the story of Bruno Cassini. As a child in fascist Italy, Bruno witnessed the flagrant indiscretions of his father and vowed to be different. After the war, as Italy is recovering from the devastation of the postwar era, Bruno, now happily married with a young daughter he adores, feels that his life is finally on course. Until, that is, he meets a beautiful American woman and discovers that he is more like his father than he imagined. He is then forced to examine what he wants and ultimately who he is.

Bruno Cassini is available on Amazon and, for folks in Eugene, at Tsunami Bookstore. Ms. Trotter will be doing a reading and book signing at Tsunami at 7:00 on October 30, 2014.

Rhonda Zimlich Publishes Children’s Book

Rhonda Zimlich, the current chair person of the writing group Pros and Cons (formerly Fiction 2), has just published a children’s picture book with Green Clovers Press. Zimlich is writing and illustrating under the nom de plume of Ida No for children’s books. Her debut picture book, Brannagan Bunny Moves, is a tale about a young bunny facing the life challenge of relocating. The book can be purchased through Amazon as a Kindle book. Print editions will be available for sale in 2015.

C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop & Showcase

Announcing the 3rd annual C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop & Poetry Showcase @ Eugene Public Library, October 11th & 18th, 2014.

C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop: Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a basic adult poetry workshop, open to the general public. Join Eugene poet C. Steven Blue, Michele Graf and Rachel Rich, as they guide you through 3-4 fun poetry writing exercises and discussions. They will also read and tell back-stories of some of their own work. Beginners welcome. Even if you have never written anything, you will have no trouble writing poems by the time you are finished with this workshop. Writers of any experience level are also welcome and will benefit from this exciting workshop. Refreshments provided.

C. Steven Blue Poetry Showcase & Open Mic: Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is an exciting poetry event. Eugene poet C. Steven Blue gathers some of Oregon’s most renowned poets for this annual event, along with new poets and artwork by local artists. You will be entertained by the exciting talents of Literary Poets, Performance Poets, Slam Poets and a Poetry Open Mic to top it off. Three of Eugene’s finest artists will be displaying and selling their artwork. Bring something to read at the open mic or just sit and enjoy the afternoon’s presentations. Three minute time slots are available for the open mic reading on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up starts at 1:00 pm. Refreshments provided, along with gourmet coffee, tea and herbal tea. The poets who will be featured at this year’s showcase are: Quinton Hallett, Nancy Carol Moody, Laura LeHew, Joan Dobbie, Howard Robertson, Michele Graf, Rachel Rich, Kit Chell, Michael Hess, Andrew Gonzalez, Candace Renee Perkins, Joe Cronin and C. Steven Blue. Also, three fine Eugene artists will be represented this year: Ellen Gabehart: Known for her wonderful watercolor paintings of local landscapes, musicians and more. Ellen has done sketches live at our last two showcases, sketching our poets as they read. She has consented to do so again this year. She will also have some of her work on display and for sale. Judy Hayden: Photography artist, her amazing photo art pieces are fantastic and well loved. Many look more like paintings than photographs. Steve LaRiccia: Multi-talented artist and coordinator of New Zone Gallery, Steve’s Steamworks art sculptures are like nothing else you have ever seen (Pioneering Steampunk art!).

Memorial Celebration at Tsunami Books

Anita Sullivan sends the following sad news:

My husband Edwin (Ted) Good passed away at Riverbend Hospital on September 12. Ted was somewhat of an honorary poet in the local literary community; he enjoyed the works of our local authors and loved to attend readings. The family is holding a memorial celebration for Ted at Tsunami Books on Saturday, October 18 at 11:00, and I would like to invite all of you who may have known Ted to join us for a performance of music and spoken word, and opportunity for conversation and reminiscing.