Poetry Stage at Festival of Eugene

150630-Steven Blue

Carter McKenzie at Tsunami Books


Red Sofa Poets at Tsunami Books

Red Sofa Poets
Poetry Reading
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene
Saturday, June 27, 2015
5-7 p.m.

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Cirque-Elation: Dance/Drum/Poetry


A half-hour dance event this Saturday will be performed by the Cirque-Elation dance class for people of all abilities.

C. Steven Blue will be interpreting their dance performance on Djembe (hand-drum) and will do a drum-poem before the dancing starts.

Free and open to everyone:

Cirque-Elation Dance Performance
Saturday, June 20th, 3:00 – 3:30 PM
The Broadway Commerce Center
44 West Broadway, Eugene, OR


Roving Park Players – Much Ado about Nothing

Come join in the fun as clever Beatrice and cocky Benedick throw THE beach party of the year, and navigate the rocky road to love in The Roving Park Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!

June 11 & 12 at Campbell Center, 155 High St, Eugene

June 13 & 14 at Maurie Jacobs Park, End of Fir Ln (off River Rd), Eugene

June 18 & 19 at Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene

June 20 at Island Park, 200 West B St, Springfield

June 21* at Island Park at 2:00 pm (* Special MATINEE performance)

Shows at 6:00 pm (except for June 21*). Admission is FREE! Rain or shine! (Canopies will be provided.)

Call 541-556-9686 for information.

Celebration of George Hitchcock

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.

Literary Events at Eugene Public Library

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.