Lane Writers Reading Series – April 23, 2017

Third Saturday Reading at Tsunami Books

Windfall on April 18 at Eugene Public Library

Lane Community Writers Series – April 6, 2017

Charles Goodrich, Joy McDowell, and Rodger Moody will read their work at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Room 421 of the Lane Community College Downtown Campus, 101 W. 10th Ave., Eugene OR. Admission is free; no ticket is required.

Eugene Poetry Foundation Reading – April 9

Sunday, April 9th, from 3-5 PM @ Eugene Barnes & Noble
1163 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401 / 541-687-0356

Featured readers: Michele Graf & high school freshman student poet, Cicely Blackwell – Followed by an open mic (5 minute time limit)

Presented by The Eugene Poetry Foundation in conjunction with Barnes & Noble Bookstore /


Roving Park Players Hold Auditions

The Roving Park Players announce auditions for their June production and ask:

“Can a person be his own worst enemy?” Find out in Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s rowdy satire, THE RIVALS, a madcap 18th century romp among the pouty and privileged. Forbidden love, betrayal, mistaken identity, hurt feelings, bad grammar, women who read too much, and more—be a partner in the pandemonium! Seeking 8+ males and 5+ females, ages 16 and above. (Check out the character list on our webpage). Be prepared to read from the script.

Saturday & Sunday April 1 & 2, 2–4 pm / Saturday & Sunday April 8 & 9, 2–4pm at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard St., Eugene 97405.  Call 541-686-2738 or 541-914-2374 for more information.

Willamette Writers Meeting at Tsunami Books

Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting:  “Crowd-funding for Authors,” presented by Susan DeFreitas / Author’s guide to crowdfunding, choosing the right platform for your creative work / 6:30-9pm, April 6, 2017 / Tsunami Books,  2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR / Free for members and students, suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

Attendees learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and Patreon and have the opportunity to develop a plan for monetizing their writing. You’ve heard of authors who’ve successfully employed crowdfunding to launch books and build their readership. But which platform is right for you? Kickstarter? Indiegogo? GoFundMe? Patreon? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) and a contributor at She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications.

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