Windfall Reading Series

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September 15
Barbara Drake
Anita Sullivan

October 20
Amy Miller
Craig Wright

November 17
Susan Denning
Evan Williams

January 19
Molly Gloss
John Witte

February 16
2016 Oregon Book Award finalists

March 15
Frank Rossini
Rosalind Trotter

April 19 – National Poetry Month
Tim Shaner
& other Lane County poets

May 17
Jordan Hartt
Lois Rosen

The Windfall project is made possible with
support from City of Eugene Cultural Services.
Other Windfall sponsors are the Lane Literary
Guild, Eugene Public Library, Friends of the
Eugene Public Library and the Eugene Public
Library Foundation.

Ooligan Press Contests

Write to Publish 2016 Announces Writing Contests, Winners Published in The Timberline Review and Cirque

Portland, OR – Write to Publish, Ooligan Press’s annual publishing conference, in partnership with the Timberline Review, a literary journal from the Willamette Writers publishing a wide variety of content, and Cirque, a literary journal publishing Alaskan and Pacific Northwest writing, are excited to offer a flash fiction contest and a Pacific Northwest poetry contest this year. Submission for both contests open September 8 and close October 30, 2015.

Entries for the Pacific Northwest poetry contest may be original, unpublished works in any style of poetry up to 40 lines and should be centered on a Pacific Northwest theme. The winning poet will be notified in the first week of December and will win a cash prize of $100, a reading at the conference, and publication in the Timberline Review.

Entries for the flash fiction contest must be 700 words or fewer, original, unpublished, and double spaced. The winning writer will be notified the first week of December and will win a cash prize of $100, a reading at the conference, and publication with Cirque.

The contest fee is $10, and only one story or poem may be submitted per person, per contest. Please send submissions via email to with “Flash Fiction Contest Submission” or “PNW Poetry Contest Submission” as the subject line.

The eighth annual Write to Publish conference, slated for January 30, 2016, will be held at the Smith Memorial Student Union, located at 1825 S.W. Broadway, Portland, Oregon. This year’s conference is sponsored by Desert Palm Press, a lesbian romance publisher. Arthur Bradford, O. Henry Award-winning writer, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Moth grandSLAM winner, will give the keynote speech.

For more detailed information about the contests, the conference, or to purchase tickets, visit

Hallett & Munson at Stonehenge in Portland

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Harriot Terry West Wins Kanterman Award

Harriot Terry West’s book of haibun and haiku, Into the Light, won first place in the Haiku Society of America’s Mildred Kanterman Merit Book Award contest for best book of 2014.  The book was published by Mountains and Rivers Press:

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Tim Hicks Will Read in Portland and Eugene

Tim Hicks will be one of three featured poets reading at the Free Range Poetry series on November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Public Library at 2300 NW Thurman Street, Portland.

Tim Hicks will also host a book launch for his new novel Last Stop Before Tomorrow at Tsunami Books (2585 Willamette Street, Eugene) on November 28th at 5:00 p.m.  The novel deals with climate change and humanity’s ambivalent relationship with technology. The figures of Prometheus and Pandora figure prominently in the story along with the main characters: the CEO of a major international energy company, a brilliant computer geek with PhD’s in math and philosophy, and the artist who is his lover, as they struggle with the riddles and dilemmas of power, agency, choice, and control of the unfolding narrative of human history.

Auditions for Roving Park Players

The Roving Park Players continue their auditions for a new adaptation of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL on September 5 & 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard, Eugene.

The acting group is seeking 18+ players, adults and children 9 years and up. Please be prepared to read from the script.

Rehearsals begin September 14, and performances will be November 12, 13, 14, 15, and 19, 20, 21, 22.

For more information call 541-543-0890 or 541-521-1692.

Theo Czuk at Tsunami Books

Tsunami Books, Eugene, Oregon
October 24, 5-7pm.

Around the World of Words

Theo Czuk, novelist, poet and songwriter, explores the craft of writing from the mountaintops of poetry to the lush valleys of the novel and the many inroads that connect the two. Survey the province of the unique tongues spoken by the novel, poetry, and songwriting that makes these disciplines similar, yet unique unto themselves.

Theo’s novel, Heart-Scarred, was written symbiotically with his music (every chapter title in Theo’s novel is a song title from Theo’s musical portfolio). Theo augments his presentation with songs from his critically acclaimed CD, Too Many Shadow, with full concert to follow.

Heart-Scarred has just won the 2014 LARAMIE Book Award for the Literary Western.

The LARAMIE Award: