Friday, June 12, 7 pm, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene OR: Dramatic Reading and Celebration of the newly released book The Wounded Alphabet: Collected Poems by George Hitchcock ( http://www.tavernbooks.com/ ). George (deceased), formerly of Eugene, as well as Portland, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and La Paz, was a surrealist with a vast, playfully serious spirit in the universe of poetry. His is an art of carnivals, parades, and big brass instruments with top-hatted showmanship lit up on the page. His wild, vaudevillian style is saturated with a pure joy for words, but always with a reverence for meaning. The Wounded Alphabet collects over five decades of writing and contains twelve early collages that illustrate his ongoing painterly obsession with the juxtaposition of images. George was always a favorite contributor to the poetry world at Tsunami Books. This grand event is in conjunction with a major showing of his paintings at the White Lotus Gallery (http://www.wlotus.com/) In Eugene on Saturday, June 13. Light refreshment.
July 2015 – Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library
All events FREE.
More information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library
Letters to the Editor: A Writing Workshop
Tuesday, July 7, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Have something to say about the issues of the day? Letters to the editor are read by a large audience and wide range of community members, including government and elected officials. Learn how to craft a clear, powerful letter with Amy Beasley and Aryn Bartley of Lane Community College. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Teens: Write Poetry
Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th & Olive
Teens: join Carter McKenzie to explore and write poetry. Inspired by a wide range of writers and their own life experiences, participants will delve into language to express their individual energy, bravery, and “hero’s journey.” Free. While at the Library, teens can sign up for Summer Reading and choose a free book to keep, too. Information: 541-682-8316 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
Starting a Newsletter: A Writing Workshop
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Do you belong to a group that needs a newsletter? Join Amy Beasley and Aryn Bartley of Lane Community College for a writing workshop that can help you get started “writing for community.” Get tips about how to design a newsletter, come up with story and column ideas, and tailor the text to a targeted audience. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.
AUDITIONS for The Roving Park Players’ new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic THE SECRET GARDEN will be held May 9 & 10 and May 16 & 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard, Eugene 97405. Seeking players 9 years and older for 28 to 30 roles. Be prepared to read from the script. If interested in a singing role, please prepare a short song. Call (541) 686-2738 or (541) 221-0174 for information.