Airlie Press Reading and Signing

You are warmly invited to join Airlie Press at a reading and book signing in celebration of our newest releases, Skein of Light by Karen McPherson and Picture X by Tim Shaner. The reading will take place 7 pm, Sunday, November 2nd, at the Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 East 15th Avenue, Eugene. Introductions by Ce Rosenow, classical guitar by David Rogers. Refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For questions, please contact:

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Erik Muller’s New Book


Erik Muller is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 publication of Shadowing.

The impetus for this book was David Ignatow’s Shadowing the Ground, written when the poet was 77.  At 73, Erik reread this collection in a new light: old age, lost parent, illness.  In one sitting, Erik’s encounter with Ignatow’s sixty-five poems ignited the drafting of the entire chapbook, over forty poems. They are published in their original order, with revisions guided by Tim Applegate, Carter McKenzie, and Ann Muller. Ann’s tree & shadow photograph is used for the cover of the book designed by Herb Everett of Peace Rose Graphics.

This is a self-published title. It is not for sale and has no price on its jacket.  Tsunami Books has graciously agreed to be its sole distributor: One copy of Shadowing will be given to a Tsunami patron who buys a book.  Fifty signed copies will be at the bookstore on October 10.

Ingrid Wendt & Willa Schneberg at Tsunami Books

Ingrid Wendt & Willa Schneberg will be reading together at Tsunami Books on Saturday, November 1, at 5 p.m.

Ingrid Wendt will read from her works, including her latest title Evensong.  Willa Schneberg will read from her new collection Rending the Garment.


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.