Windfall Reading Series – October 15, 2013 @ 5:30PM

Just simple reminder!

Poetry as a Second Language – New writing group forming in Eugene!

For more information visit the PSL Website.

Guild Receives Community Arts Grant for Windfall

The Lane Literary Guild has been awarded $1860 for the Windfall Reading Series! Here’s the whole list:

Congratulations 2013-2014
Community Arts Grantees!
Lane Arts Council announces almost $50,000 in grants to arts organizations and projects in the Eugene area. The Community Arts Program is supported through a partnership with the Cultural Services Division of the City of Eugene.
Program Grants:

Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall, $6000
Maude Kerns Art Center, $5000
Actors Cabaret of Eugene, $3000
Eugene-Sprinfield Youth Orchestras, $3000,
Oregon Contemporary Theatre, $3000, 
, $2000
Ballet Fantastique, $2000
The Very Little Theatre, $2000

Project Grants:

Lane Literary Guild, $1860
Windfall Reading Series
Rainy Day Blues Society, $1800
Blues in the Schools
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Lane County Historical Society and Museum, $1555
History Here: A Pop-up History Museum
The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books, $1500
The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Slam at Tsunami Books
Eugene Youth Ballet, $1500
Invitation to Dance: Assembly and Follow-up Workshop/Performance
Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA), $1500
5th Annual Object Afterlife Art Challenge
Eugene Contemporary Art, $1500
Public Process #4
Oregon Supported Living Program, $1500, OSLP Arts & Culture Program’s 2013-2014 Quarterly Art Exhibitions
The Eugene Storefront Art Project, $1500, Eugene Storefront Art Project
Free Shakespeare in the Park, $1500
Summer 2013 production of Julius Caesar
West African Cultural Arts Institute, $1400, From Africa to Eugene
New Zone Arts Collective, $1400
Salon du Peuple (Salon of the People)
Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center, $1350 Zimbabwean Music Experience with Patience Chaitezvi
No Shame Eugene, $1300
Broaden the Stage
Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, $1200, 10th Annual Openlens Short Film Festival
Wordcrafters in Eugene, $735
Young Writer’s Workshop and Poetry Slam

Thank you to the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division for making this program possible.

Opportunity Knocking

Book Review Opportunity

The Oregon Poetry Association publishes reviews of chapbooks and full-length collections by OPA members on their website and in their newsletter. If you’ve published a book and would like it reviewed, go to the OPA website ( and click on Book Reviews for the request form. Then mail a copy of your book to Anita Sullivan (Book Review Editor), 845 E. 43rd Ave., Eugene, OR 97405. If you would like to review a book (you need not be an OPA member), go to the “Who We Are” heading at the top of the website and click on “Member Book Publications” to find a list of books. Submit your review to me at Check out our Book Reviews to get an idea of what we’re after. It’s a good way to practice your writing skills, promote good poetry, and also to publish!  Thanks!

Deadline Extended

The deadline for the Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize has been extended to June 30. Write away! Submit online at

Poetry as a Second Language – Poetry Workshop

Eugene, Oregon
Saturday – June 29, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm

Poetry workshop presented by Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua and Rebecca Childers.
Reserve your seat today. Click here to learn more about the workshop and register!

Sharon Lask Munson’s News

Sharon Lask Munson will read at the Wellfleet, MA library with eleven other poets as part of the Marge Piercy week-long intensive poetry workshop on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
Sharon’s poem Regret was accepted in an anthology on dementia by Barefoot Muse Press. Snail Mail Review accepted Word by Word. Avocet accepted Blackberries Along North Coburg Road. Cirque accepted Subject to Division. Falling Star acceptedMany Men Miscalculate.