Lane Literary Guild Meeting at Lamb Cottage

Roving Park Players/TAMING OF THE SHREW

The Roving Park Players present THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

“Of all matches never was the like.” [ACT 3, scene 2 ]

A woman out of place and time, aware of her position as a golden goose in a constricting, misogynistic society. A man, with his eyes on the prize—a rich wife, sight unseen.   And when first they meet?  A spark?  Fireworks?  Nuclear Implosion?  Just who is taming whom, here?  Grab a ringside seat for the match of the ages, in the Roving Park Players’ production of Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

All shows at 6:00pm / FREE Admission / 541-556-9686 for info

June 14 @ Willamette Oaks Retirement Community, 455 Alexander Loop, Eugene / June 15 @ Owen Rose Garden, 300 N Jefferson, Eugene / June 16 & 17 @ Meadow Park, 851 Mill St, Springfield / June 21 & 22 @ Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd, Eugene / June 23 & 24 @ Maurie Jacobs Park, End of Fir Ln (off River Rd), Eugene

MATADOR REVIEW Seeks Submissions

Alternative art and literature magazine Matador Review is accepting submissions for the Fall 2018 publication. MR publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions ends August 31.

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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