Creative Writing Survey Course at LCC

Rhonda Zimlich will be teaching a creative writing survey course through Lane Community College’s Continuing Education program this winter.  The class will span 5 weeks and will cover poetry, memoir, lyrical essay, short story and novel.

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Love in the Cretaceous-Book Excellence Award

Love in the Cretaceous, the new novel by Lane Literary Guild member Howard W. Robertson, has been named a Book Excellence Award Finalist.




Howard W. Robertson’s new novel, Love in the Cretaceous, has received a good review from Publishers Weekly‘s BookLife: “rollicking, fresh, engaging, offbeat, zany, memorable.”


Howard W. Robertson’s newest novel, Love in the Cretaceous, has been published by Anaphora Literary Press and is now available from Amazon and other booksellers:

Love in the Cretaceous turns everything you learned from Jurassic Park on its head. In Robertson’s Oregon, one hundred years from now, dinosaurs roam the earth, while humans are busy cutting off their own exit. Robertson, a notable local poet and fiction writer, throws his readers into the soup with love, loss, and extinction (and a very sinister cameo); the thrills in this one are metaphysical as well as primordial, as you’ll see when you dip in.” —

Lane Literary Guild – Annual Meeting & Picnic

The Annual Meeting and Picnic of the Lane Literary Guild will be held at Lamb Cottage in Skinners Butte Park, 520 Jefferson Street SE, Eugene OR, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Rhonda Zimlich Publishes Horror Story

Rhonda Zimlich’s story “Ignorance Is” will be published in Ink Stains Anthology, v. 6, which will be out in January 2018.  Ink Stains Anthology is a horror-themed journal featuring both new and established authors (  “Ignorance Is” is a Frankensteinesque story depicting an abusive relationship. Its protagonist is a woman with prosthetic wings.

Henry Alley Reading at Tsunami Books























Henry Alley, professor emeritus of literature, published four stories:  “Visits” in ImageOutWrite, “Christmas at the Cayuga Diner” in Watch My Rising:  A Recovery Anthology, and “Border Guards” and “Tea in Coburg” in Chelsea Station Magazine.  A collection of his short fiction, The Dahlia Field,  just appeared from Chelsea Station Editions, and his book, Second Life, was a finalist in the Elixir Novel competition.  His story, “The Rembrandt Brotherhood,” was chosen to appear on the Great Jones Street fiction website, and his piece of biographical fiction on the love relation between Henry James and the young sculptor Henrik Andersen will be published in an anthology, Gents: Steamy Stories in the Age of Steam, by Lethe Press.