Time to Renew Your Guild Membership

Tic-Toc-Tic-Toc! Time to renew your Lane Literary Guild membership! Write us a check and drop it in the mail today!

$15 (student/low income), $25 (regular), $35 (family), or $??? (generous benefactor).

PO Box 11035
Eugene, OR 97440


Lane Writers Reading Series on December 27

The Lane Writers Reading Series will continue its second season with a reading by Kelly Eastlund, Rodger Moody, and Jenny Root at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015, in the River Road Annex, 1055 River Road, Eugene OR.

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Cecilia Woloch Workshop

Composing the Villanelle: A Dance in Words – A poetry workshop lead by Cecilia Woloch / Saturday, January 23, 2016, 12pm – 5:30pm / Kingston, WA at the residence of Lana Ayers / Fee: $75

Internationally acclaimed poet Cecilia Woloch is a poet, writer, teacher, and traveler based in Los Angeles but “on the road” across the US and Europe six months each year. She has published essays, reviews, fiction and six award-winning collections of poems—most recently Earth (Two Sylvias Press, 2015). http://ceciliawoloch.squarespace.com/

Spend a day immersed in poetry. . .  Come for a light lunch and round-robin poetry reading (bring one 1-page poem to share).  The $75 fee includes, lunch, tea, workshop, handouts and a signed copy of Earth, winner of the Two Sylvias Press chapbook prize.  Space is limited to 14 participants.

From 1 – 4 p.m. Cecilia will lead a workshop on composing the villanelle. She’ll demystify this complex and enchanting form, provide inspiring model poems, and guide you into the process of composing a villanelle of your own. Bring a few lines from your own writing — from finished or unfinished or abandoned poems — to use in the generative process, and come prepared to write.  Following the workshop, we’ll have an informal tea and Cecilia will read from her latest collection,Earth, followed by question and answer/discussion of the process of putting together a manuscript.

To attend the workshop, contact Lana at Lana.Ayers@yahoo.com. Lana will let you know if there is space available, and if so, you can secure your space by sending a check
payable to Cecila Woloch to the following address: Lana Ayers / PO Box 1808 / Kingston, WA 98346-1807.  Once Lana has received your check, she will email you directions to the workshop.  Caution for those who have pet allergies: Lana’s residence contains 2 dogs and 5 cats that will be present during the workshop.  In addition to the workshop fee, participants will likely need to take the Edmonds-Kingston ferry. Information about schedule and costs here: http://tinyurl.com/d259zhn.

Publication Fair in Portland

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Auditions for the Roving Park Players

AUDITIONS for the Roving Park Players’ production of Clare Boothe Luce’s biting 1930’s comedy, THE WOMEN, will be held

December 5 & 6 and 12 & 13, 2015;
2:00 to 4:00 pm;
Good Samaritan Center;
3500 Hilyard in Eugene, OR.

Seeking 10+ women, age 18 and up. Be prepared to read from the script.

Call 541-735-7184 or 541-914-2374 for more information.

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Videos for Lane Writers Reading Series

The videos for the November 22 reading in the Lane Writers Reading Series are now available online: https://lanewrs.wordpress.com/.

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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 http://cloudbankbooks.com/Contest.html.

• 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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