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Literary Events at Eugene Public Library

August 2016 – Writing and Book Events at Eugene Public Library
All events free. More information: 541-682-5450 or
Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
Saturday, August 6, 3:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Michael Helquist will give a talk about the life of Oregonian Marie Equi. Breaking boundaries in all facets of life, she became the first well-known lesbian in Oregon, and her same-sex affairs figured prominently in a U.S. Supreme Court case. Helquist is the author of the biography Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions, which was named a 2016 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association.
“New Yorker” Cartoonist Matt Diffee: Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People
Saturday, August 13, 2:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Matt Diffee’s Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is a collection of published cartoons plus new cartoons and sketches. He was honored by the National Cartoonists Society with a Reuben Award for Best Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 2014.

Teen Book Group
Thursday, August 25, 4:00 p.m. Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
This month’s book is Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin. This book shares the thrilling real-life story of one of most-admired whistle-blowers in United States history, an everyday employee who risked everything to expose the government’s lies. For ages 13 – 17. Visit the Downtown Teen desk starting  August 1 to pre-register and pick up your copy.
Longmire Author Craig Johnson
Saturday, August 27, 2:00  p.m.,  Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Enjoy a talk by New York Times bestselling writer Craig Johnson, creator of the Longmire novels that inspired the hit Netflix series. The popular and critically-acclaimed mystery novels feature down-to-earth hero Walt Longmire, sheriff of the least populated county in Wyoming, the least populated state in America.
Back-to-School Book Sale
Monday, August 29, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive
Teachers and home schoolers: choose from a wide selection of gently-used educational materials for grades K-8, including books, teacher resources, CDs, and DVDs. Each item is just $1.00. The sale is a fundraiser by the volunteer Friends of Eugene Public Library to support Eugene Public Library programs.

“After Ferguson,” a Reading in Corvallis

Friday, August 5; 7:00-8:30 pm; Live Well Studio
971 NW Spruce Ave, Suite 101, Corvallis

"After Ferguson" a reading, a fundraiser for Tessara Dudley's semester 
in Ghana and travel expenses.

Readers include: Tessara Dudley, Laura LeHew, Christopher Luna, G.L. 
Morrison,  and Joli St. Patrick

After Ferguson

Clem Starck and Robert Jones at Tsunami

Here’s an invitation from Rodger Moody of Silverfish Review:

“Poets!  Please join us on Saturday July 16th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR., to celebrate the release of Winter Garden by Robert Hunter Jones and the release of the Second Edition of Studying Russian on Company Time by Clemens Starck.  Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. And there will be an Open Mic to open the event and again at mid point right after the break.  Jones and Starck will both read twice for about 15 minutes each time.”

Robert Hunter Jones spent three years as a logger in the Oregon Coast Range and two years working the swing shift in a sawmill before returning to college to study literature and writing. After attending Southwestern Oregon Community College, he won a scholarship to complete his undergraduate degree at Lewis and Clark College and, subsequently, a Fellowship to the Graduate Writing Program at Brown University. Jones worked for eight seasons on National Park Service fire crews, five at Crater Lake National Park, where he did both research on fire effects and fire suppression, and three seasons with Arrowhead Hotshots, a type one fire crew based in Sequoia /Kings Canyon National Park. He published a series of essays in Wild Earth and Wildfire Magazine arguing for the return of fire to wilderness ecosystems and the need to reshape the role of professional wildland firefighters to meet the challenges posed by a century of widespread fire suppression. His poetry has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Fireweed, Northwest Review, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, and West Wind Review, and in the chapbook The Clever Man’s Forest, Traprock Press, 2011. Since 1990 he has taught Literature and Theory of Knowledge at American International School of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Clemens Starck, a 1998 Witter Bynner Fellow at Willamette University, received both the William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award and the Oregon Book Award in Poetry for his collection, Journeyman’s Wages (Story Line Press, 1995). For thirty-five years, Starck has earned his living as a journeyman carpenter. He lives in rural Oregon. Silverfish Review Press released the Second Edition of Studying Russian on Company Time earlier this year.  In this unusual book, Oregon poet and carpenter Clemens Starck recounts in verse and in prose his involvement with Russia and the Russian language. “What began as a joke,” writes Starck in the prologue, “soon turned into an obsession.” Poems written during and around his two trips to Russia in the 1990s alternate with brief prose commentaries providing the background and context from which the poems arose.

This event is sponsored by Silverfish Review Press. / Rodger Moody, Editor / Silverfish Review Press / PO Box 3541 / Eugene, OR 97403 / / 541-344-5060 (h) / 541-228-0422 (c)

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Wonder Institute Holds Essay Contest

THE WONDER INSTITUTE awards $1,000 first prize and online publication for a personal essay on “What Is Your Life’s Purpose?”  1,500 word maximum.  Deadline  November 1 .  Final Judge: Linda Durham.  Fee: $20.  Full guidelines:

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Matador Review Calls for Submissions

Matador Review is currently accepting work for the Fall 2016 issue. Their call for submissions will end on August 31.

Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois.  They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

They call themselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: “Our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the ‘alternative’, Matador Review is a home.”

Submission information can be found at:

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