The Roving Park Players announces auditions for Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, seeking 18-20 players, men and women, ages 18 and over.
Come prepared to read from the script.
Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 2:00–4:00pm
Tuesday, April 5, 6:00–8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2:00–4:00pm
at the Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard Street in Eugene
This play will be performed in the parks June 9-12 & 16-19.
Call (541) 556-9686 for information.
“Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” May 6 – 8, 2016
Highlights for the 5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium include workshops, readings, panels, a documentary film premiere, music with a Zapotec hip-hop artist, book signings, and a keynote talk by American Book-Award winning author Reyna Grande, whose 2012 memoir The Distance Between Us tells the story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries.
A panel discussion at 1 pm on Friday, May 6, in the Knight Library Browsing Room features Eugene School District 4J superintendent Gustavo Balderas as one of four commentators focused on the topic “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child.”
Taking the concept of Crossing Borders in yet another direction, Ariel Gore—editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and author of 8 books—and local novelist Chris Scofield (The Shark Curtain), will discuss “Fearless Journeys on the Edge.”
Free workshops with limited spaces will be held on Saturday, May 7 and include “Traveling through the Landscape of Our Lives: Going Beyond Gendered Traditions,” a memoir workshop led by Ariel Gore; “Setting: More Than Just a Backdrop,” a fiction workshop led by Miriam Gershow; “Penelope’s Loom: A Poetry Workshop,” led by Ana-Maurine Lara; “Spicing Up Travel and Migration Narratives with Food,” led by Jennifer Burns Bright. Sign up in advance.
For details and for the full schedule, go to: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events-2/2014-nwws/2016-csws-northwest-women-writers-symposium/
Poets Floyd Skloot, Dawn Diez Willis, and Kelly Eastlund will read at the Springfield Public Library on Tuesday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m.
Floyd Skloot is the author of 19 books including the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory (U. of Nebraska Press, 2003), The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer’s Life (U. of Nebraska Press, 2008), and Revertigo: An Off-Kilter Memoir (U. of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and the poetry collections The End of Dreams (LSU Press, 2006), The Snow’s Music (LSU Press, 2008) and Approaching Winter (LSU Press, 2015). His work has won three Pushcart Prizes, the PEN USA Literary Award, two Pacific NW Booksellers Association Book Awards, and two Oregon Book Awards, as well as many other distinctions. With his daughter, bestselling author Rebecca Skloot, he co-edited The Best American Science Writing 2011. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Beverly Hallberg.
Dawn Diez Willis holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, where she served as an editor with Northwest Review. An alumni editor of Airlie Press, she has received a Literary Arts Fellowship and has been a Pushcart nominee. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Southern Poetry Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She is currently collaborating on a fine arts book with Ann Kresge that features art and poetry around the subject of sacred sites. Diez Willis’s poetry book Still Life with Judas & Lightning (Airlie Press) was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
Kelly Eastlund’s poems have appeared in the journals Poetry Quarterly, Four and Twenty, Shot Glass Journal, The Whistling Fire and others, as well as the chapbook How to Love Everything, by members of the Eugene critique group Red Sofa Poets. She is a member of the Oregon Poetry Association, Secretary of the Lane Literary Guild, and co-coordinator of the Lane Writers Reading Series. She lives in Springfield, Oregon, with her husband and two dogs. More information can be found at http://thepoetryloft.net/keastlund.
Poetry Writing, An Introduction: Instructor, Janice Rubin
Six week Spring Term 2016 class begins Thursday April 7th at the Lane Community College Downtown Center. Class meets on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. $125. Register at lanecc.edu/ce
If you love poetry and dabble in penning your own, dig deeper and take this class! We’ll cover the basics and review published poets, plus we’ll focus on developing your poetry writing skills in a workshop environment. Text, The Poet’s Companion, A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry,Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux.