Poets’ Corner in Alton Baker Park

The Poets’ Corner at the Art & the Vineyard festival in Alton Baker Park is part of the larger Oregon Authors Table and local poets and publishers will be selling and signing their books from 11:30 to 5:30 on July 6th, 2014. This year’s lineup includes Joan Dobbie, Dianne Dugaw, Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew, Nancy Carol Moody, Rodger Moody, Amanda Powell, Jenny Root and Kit Sibert. The flyer below lists the times the poets will be available to sign their books. We’ll try to have all of the books on display for the entire day, so if you miss your author’s time, you’ll still be able to pick up a book for yourself or as a gift for someone you care for. The Art & the Vineyard festival is a fundraiser for Maude Kerns Art Center, so your book purchase not only supports the work of local authors, but helps to fund the exciting programs and exhibits the Art Center offers. For more information on the festival itself, check out the Art & the Vineyard website.

Art and the Vineyard

Robertsons Open in Oxfordshire, England

Howard W. Robertson is proud to announce that the video of his reading with international sustainability superstar Margaret Robertson is now up on the website of publisher Routledge Earthscan of Oxfordshire, England.


Sustainability Principles and Practice

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 – flakey31@yahoo.com

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: jackethanger@gmail.com.

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.