J. Rubin @ Austin International Poetry Festival

Janice Rubin’s poem “Shrimp Cocktail at the Beach” was accepted for publication in the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. She will read the poem at the festival, which will take place during April 6-9, 2017.

Lane Community Writers Series – Mar. 2, 2017

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Lane Writers Reading Series – Feb. 26, 2017

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Wilsonville Festival Seeks Writers

Wilsonville Festival of Arts – Call for Writers!  Seeking writers of all genres to be a part of this annual two-day outdoor art festival just SE of Portland.  The Festival is June 3-4, 2017 – Deadline for entries is April 12.  For more information and to apply, go to http://wilsonvillearts.org/call-for-writers-wilsonville-festival-of-arts/

Message from LLG Treasurer

Lane Literary Guild members & friends—

With the start of the 2017 Literary season, we are asking you to renew your membership, and also asking you for your feedback about how to improve our organization and what you would like to see the Lane Literary Guild accomplish this year. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey, and then send in your renewal check to our PO Box. Then join us at our monthly readings and other events throughout the year.

Lane Literary Guild offers grants to members – The Guild steering committee invites grant requests for up to $250 for projects supporting the literary arts in our community. Examples include publication of a critique group chapbook or cost share for a public event (workshop, reading).  ** Submit written requests (300-word limit) to Guild Pres. (Norma) Bean Comrada: comrada@oregon.uoregon.edu , at least a month in advance of need.  ** Describe your project, and its timeline & benefits to the Guild or local literary community.  Note: The Guild steering committee will review & respond to proposals.

Join the Guild or renew your membership now! – With membership, you promote our local community of writers; events that showcase regional authors, including the Windfall and More Voices reading series; and the diverse literary arts of Lane County, through Guild sponsorship.  FMI: http://www.laneliteraryguild.org/ – Annual dues are payable at the beginning of the calendar year: $25 for individuals, $35 for families, $15 for low-income, and $50+ for angels. Please mail checks by 2/28/17 to: Lane Literary Guild, PO Box 11035, Eugene, OR 97440

Strengthen the Guild with your feedback – The steering committee wants to hear from members. Please complete this survey by 2/28/17: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6G5MRJ7

Windfall & More Voices readings, Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Eugene Public Library – Feb. 21 – Tim Sproul & John Daniel / March 21 – Cindy Williams Gutiérrez & Melissa Hart / April 18 – Darlene Pagán & Deborah Akers / May 16 – Rhonda Zimlich, Sylvia Walters & Terry Barber – from the Guild fiction critique groups!

On behalf of the Guild steering committee, aloha.  Carl J Watkins, Treasurer

Poetry for the People – Saturday, February 18

Windfall Reading at Eugene Public Library