Roving Park Players Hold Auditions


Squeak, quack , hoot! Grunt, chitter, squawk! Follow along as the doctor explains it all in Roving Park Players’ brand new (non-musical) adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s wonderful tales about DOCTOR JOHN DOLITTLE, the man who walks and talks with animals. Sail around the world with the good doctor! Fight pirates! Save monkeys! Discover animals the world has never seen! And have a well-cooked, hearty breakfast when it’s all over! You won’t want to miss the adventures of this kind, curious, ingenious gentleman. Bow-wow !

AUDITIONS: June 2 & 3 and June 9 & 10→2:00 to 4:00 PM, at Good Samaritan Center → 3500 Hilyard, Eugene 97405.

Seeking a number of players 9 years and older. Be prepared to read from the script.

Call (541) 686-2738 or (541) 914-2374 for information.


REHEARSALS: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings beginning June 25.

PERFORMANCES: outdoors in the parks AUGUST 16, 17, 18, 19 & 23, 24, 25, 26

Carter McKenzie’s Book of Poems Is Out Now

Carter McKenzie’s new book of poems, Stem of Us, is here.  Carter describes it thus: “Compelled by instincts of song and prayer, Stem of Us explores poetic choices to open into the world a way of connection, even and especially in the face of injustice and sorrow. These stems offer both common ground and transformative possibilities of what cannot be named, but what can be recognized as a shared dream, what calls us into being on this earth.”  Willa Schneberg, Oregon Book Award recipient, says: “Carter McKenzie chooses a plethora of open forms to perfect her poetic strategies…always multilayered and surprising. An apparent nature poem, (‘In the Midst of Place, Thoughts on Juneteenth’) or an ekphrastic, (‘Subject Matter’) are never what they initially appear to be, and hold opposites within—an exquisite tension between transcendence and disquiet, whose subtext is always ‘she refuses to bury this.'”

Lane Literary Guild Meeting at Lamb Cottage

River Road Reading Series on May 27, 2018

Eugene Poetry Foundation at Barnes & Noble

Windfall Reading on May 15, 2018