Stafford Workshop at Eugene Public Library

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Pitch Art Workshop in Portland

The Art of the Pitch: Presenting Your Writing to Publishers and Artist Residencies

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2-4 p.m., presented by award-winning poets and editors Jill McCabe Johnson and John Sibley Williams.

Daedalus Books, 2074 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209

contact jswilliams1307@gmail.com by February 1, or visit www.facebook.com/events/293650130840705.

Jump-Start Poetry Workshop with Toni Hanner

Jump-Start Poetry Writing Workshop – Winter 2015

6 weeks, 1.5 hours per week: Wednesdays, January 14 and 28, February 11 and 25, March 11 and 25

Two Sessions: Daytime 1:30-3; Evening 6-7:30

Series of 6 workshops: $50 or Drop-In $10

Get your poetry engine running with free-writing and structured writing exercises aimed at generating first drafts. Bring something to write with and an open mind to this friendly, safe, and playful environment for beginning and experienced poets.

Facilitated by Toni Hanner. Hanner has led poetry workshops in Port Townsend, Washington, Newport, Ashland and Eugene, Oregon. Her poetry has been published in Calyx, Off the Coast, Gargoyle, MARGIE, Yellow Medicine Review, Southern Humanities Review and many other journals and zines. Her first book, Moonmusic, from Wellstone Press, came out in 2000 and was a collaboration between Hanner and her friend Connie Beitler. She had two books published in 2012: The Ravelling Braid (Tebot Bach) and Gertrude poems and other objects (Traprock). Poet Mary Jo Bang selected Gertrude as a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. Her partner, fellow poet Michael Hanner (redarrowbooks), has published a number of chapbooks for her, including All Things in Their Shining Forth and Tango . Hanner is a member of the Lane Literary Guild’s Red Sofa Poets, and Port Townsend’s Madrona Writers. She is a 2014 recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship. She enjoys European travel, Argentine tango and Michael’s cooking.

To register: email tonipoet@gmail.com

Events at the Eugene Public Library

January 2015 – events at Eugene Public Library – All events FREE.
More information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/LIBRARY

Windfall Reading: Armin Tolentino and Mary Rechner
Tuesday, January 20, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th & Olive
This month’s Windfall Reading features poet Armin Tolentino and short story writer and essayist Mary Rechner. Armin Tolentino is a widely-published poet who was honored with a 2014 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. When not writing and reading poems, he “works with youth at Camp Fire Columbia, plays punk songs on ukulele, and fishes for anything that will bite.” Mary Rechner’s short story collection is “ Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women .” Her stories, essays, and literary criticism have appeared in New England Review, Kenyon Review, Oregon Humanities, and the Oregonian. She also directs Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools Program. The Windfall Reading Series is sponsored by Eugene Public Library, Lane Literary Guild, Friends of Eugene Public Library, Eugene Public Library Foundation, and Cultural Services Division of Lane Arts Council. Refreshments served at intermission. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.

Free eBooks & Audiobooks for Tablets & Smartphones
Tuesday, January 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Road
Bring your device to the Sheldon Branch to learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks from the huge selection in Eugene Public Library’s online service, Library2Go. This class is for users of Kindle Fire, Nook HD, Apple, and Android tablets and smartphones. Required: basic computer and Internet skills, basic knowledge of your device. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.

Grant Writing Workshop
Thursday, January 22, 6:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th & Olive
Join grantwriting expert Lori Bumgardner-Adair to learn step-by-step procedures for writing powerful proposals that meet the requirements of potential funders. Find out how to identify grant opportunities for your non-profit organization, understand how grantors evaluate proposals, and develop successful relationships and communication with grantors. Bumgardner-Adair has garnered more than $150 million in awards and matching gifts during her career as a professional grantwriter. She has also managed non-profits and directed large-scale deliberative democracy projects at the municipal-level and internationally. Free. Information: 541-682-5450 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.

The Power of Play: Early Literacy Workshop for Child Care Providers
Saturday, January 24, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10 th & Olive
Preschool teachers and childcare providers: come to a fun workshop to learn how children use play to develop their understanding of the world — and how you can use play to help get them ready-to-read. Learn about the different types of play, the benefits of play, and how to incorporate books and early literacy materials into activities. The workshop will be led by Aoife Rose Magee, Ph.D., a master trainer for the Oregon Registry, and Cynthia Olsen, a Youth Services librarian at Eugene Public Library. Free. To receive Oregon Registry Set II credits, call Family Connections in advance: 541-463-3307 or 541-463-3300. For more information, contact Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316 or www.eugene-or.gov/library.

Steven Blue Holds Poetry Workshop

C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop: Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Eugene Public Library.

This is a basic adult poetry workshop, open to the general public. Join poets C. Steven Blue, Michele Graf and Rachel Rich, as they guide you through 3-4 fun poetry writing exercises and discussions. They will also read and tell back-stories of some of their own work. Beginners welcome. Even if you have never written anything, you will have no trouble writing poems by the time you are finished with this workshop. Writers of any experience level are also welcome and will benefit from this exciting workshop. Refreshments provided.

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C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop & Showcase

Announcing the 3rd annual C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop & Poetry Showcase @ Eugene Public Library, October 11th & 18th, 2014.

C. Steven Blue Poetry Workshop: Saturday, October 11th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a basic adult poetry workshop, open to the general public. Join Eugene poet C. Steven Blue, Michele Graf and Rachel Rich, as they guide you through 3-4 fun poetry writing exercises and discussions. They will also read and tell back-stories of some of their own work. Beginners welcome. Even if you have never written anything, you will have no trouble writing poems by the time you are finished with this workshop. Writers of any experience level are also welcome and will benefit from this exciting workshop. Refreshments provided.

C. Steven Blue Poetry Showcase & Open Mic: Saturday, October 18th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is an exciting poetry event. Eugene poet C. Steven Blue gathers some of Oregon’s most renowned poets for this annual event, along with new poets and artwork by local artists. You will be entertained by the exciting talents of Literary Poets, Performance Poets, Slam Poets and a Poetry Open Mic to top it off. Three of Eugene’s finest artists will be displaying and selling their artwork. Bring something to read at the open mic or just sit and enjoy the afternoon’s presentations. Three minute time slots are available for the open mic reading on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up starts at 1:00 pm. Refreshments provided, along with gourmet coffee, tea and herbal tea. The poets who will be featured at this year’s showcase are: Quinton Hallett, Nancy Carol Moody, Laura LeHew, Joan Dobbie, Howard Robertson, Michele Graf, Rachel Rich, Kit Chell, Michael Hess, Andrew Gonzalez, Candace Renee Perkins, Joe Cronin and C. Steven Blue. Also, three fine Eugene artists will be represented this year: Ellen Gabehart: Known for her wonderful watercolor paintings of local landscapes, musicians and more. Ellen has done sketches live at our last two showcases, sketching our poets as they read. She has consented to do so again this year. She will also have some of her work on display and for sale. Judy Hayden: Photography artist, her amazing photo art pieces are fantastic and well loved. Many look more like paintings than photographs. Steve LaRiccia: Multi-talented artist and coordinator of New Zone Gallery, Steve’s Steamworks art sculptures are like nothing else you have ever seen (Pioneering Steampunk art!).

Yoga and Writing with Brie Huling

Yoga and Writing with Brie Huling – Thursdays, October 16 and 23 and 30, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Explore the body as a container for the breath, and then breath as ignition for personal and authentic self-expression on the page. Using various writing prompts paired with gentle yoga poses, delve deeper into your craft as you nourish the symbiotic relationship of the physical body and the creative writing process. Open to everyone, all levels of yoga practitioners, as well as all genres and levels of writers. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and the LCC Successful Aging Institute.

$38 –  Not a drop-in class – Space is limited – Please register in advance: http://eugeneyoga.us/seriesworkshops/?mobile=false&options[ids]=967&options[site_id]=13982