Richard III by the Roving Park Players

The second weekend of Richard III starts today!

Don’t miss this wonderful production directed by Laura Robinson!

Roving Park Players present William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III

Monster? Man? Murderer? Misjudged? Who was Richard III of England? Come explore the story behind this charismatic, conniving king with a wicked sense of humor and a lust for power as The Roving Park Players present Shakespeare’s RICHARD III. (Parental guidance encouraged).

Performances in the parks:

June 19 & 20 @ Petersen Barn Community Center

June 21 & 22 @ Maurie Jacobs Park

Shows start at 6:00 PM. Admission is FREE! Call 541-556-9686 for information.

Hagen and Hanner Reading for Womenspace

Cecelia Hagen and Toni Hanner will read their poems at a benefit poetry reading and jamboree for Womenspace.  The event will be held at Center for Spiritual Living, 390 Vernal Street, Eugene, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27.

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Janice D. Rubin’s “Campbell River”

Janice D. Rubin’s poem titled “Campbell River” was accepted for publication by Kind of a Hurricane Press for their poetry anthology, A Touch of Saccharine.

Willamette Group of Haiku Poets

Monthly meeting of the Willamette Group of Haiku Poets is this Friday, June 20, at the Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St. from 2 to 4 p.m. Focus of this meeting will be on-line haiku journals (including haibun, haiga) and other on-line sources. Please bring the portable electronic device of your choice (one that you can surf the web on: laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) If you don’t have one, don’t worry, we can share. This is just an introduction to these on-line goodies.

Also bring any haiku you have been working on that you’d like to share.

Contact person: Barbara –

Lane Literary Guild Membership Meeting

Lane Literary Guild Potluck Picnic & Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, June 22nd, Noon to 3PM
814 Jackies Lane, Toni & Michael Hanner’s house.

Potluck: Bring whatever you like. We would appreciate it is ready to serve, i. e. won’t require additional prep in our crowded kitchen. Please Park on Stults. N.B. Several of our neighbors just decided to hold a big garage sale in the same time slot.
Spouses & Guests OK. Please email if you are coming:

Annual Meeting: The LLG Annual Meeting will be held at approximately 1:30 PM, June 22, immediately following our picnic lunch. Participation in the annual meeting is open to all members.

Agenda: 1. Welcome, call to order and verification of a quorum. 2. President’s report. 3. a. Brief explanation of need for By-Laws; b. Vote to approval of draft LLG By-Laws. 4. Election of Officers. Nominations for candidates from the floor require a second. 5. Treasurer’s Report. 6. Historian’s Report. 7. Windfall Report. Open mike follows adjournment. Please bring two pages (max.) of your speciality to read.

Arrowcloud Press at Northwest Book Festival

The following message comes from Steven C. Schreiner (a.k.a. Steven Blue):

“I am pleased to announce that my publishing company, Arrowcloud Press, will be represented at the 6th Annual Northwest Book Festival in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, July 26th, at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

“I will be selling my own books and the other books from my publishing company, as well as doing a music and drumming performance of my poetry. Please stop by if you are in the area. I will be in booth #24.

“For complete information, visit the official website:”

Workshop with Paulann Petersen

Workshop with Paulann Petersen in Silverton on June 28th

On Saturday, June 28, Paulann Petersen will be giving a workshop in Silverton as a benefit for the Silverton Poetry Association. For the past 14 years, the SPA has sponsored the Silverton Poetry Festival, the longest standing poetry festival in Oregon. Initially, the festival ran for 10 days but in recent years has had to reduce its offerings. Nevertheless, the festival continues to feature several days of wonderful readings, workshops and events, including the annual Feast of Poets. As with most arts organizations, the SPA struggles to find the funding to continue its stellar work. It is Paulann’s hope that by offering this workshop she can help keep the SPA’s bank account in the black. All proceeds from the workshop fees will go to SPA. A silent auction and reception will follow, with all proceeds likewise going to the SPA. Paulann will supply the items for the silent auction. The four-hour workshop will be generative, intended to generate as much new work from participants as possible. Paulann’s goal is to have each participant leave the workshop staggering under the weight of new writing! Beginners and experienced writers are equally welcome. Of the workshop Paulann says, “If I have my way, at the end of the day on Saturday, you’ll have the starts of several new poems and the satisfaction of having supported the Silverton Poetry Association.”

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge Street, Silverton, Oregon

$40.00 ($30.00 sliding scale fee) – Refreshments included

Call 503.873.2480 to register by phone and mail a check to the above address. Space is limited.

A reception in celebration of Paulann’s contribution as Poet Laureate follows from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes refreshments, music and a SILENT AUCTION to benefit the Silverton Poetry Association. R.S.V.P. to Kelley Morehouse: 503.873.6582